West 42nd Street
(Between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas)
New York, NY 10110
Events takes place under the burgundy and white umbrellas
Word for Word: Ben Mezrich with A.J. Jacobs
Wed, Jul 13, 2011, 12:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
Ben Mezrich’s books have a habit of finding their way to the big screen—The Accidental Billionaires fueled the Oscar-winner The Social Network, Bringing Down the House dealt the movie hit 21. At Bryant Park, Ben Mezrich talks with humorist and author A.J. Jacobs about his latest nonfiction book, Sex on the Moon (Doubleday, July 2011 ).
For Sex on the Moon, Mezrich researched thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts and NASA documents and interviewed most of the participants in a far-out crime: stealing moon rocks from a NASA laboratory in an Ocean’s Eleven–style heist.
Mezrich discussed writing and risk-takers with NYC ARTS in this interview.
The book talk is a part of the Word for Word outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books. The event is free and open to the public. For updates and additional information, please visit the website at www.bryantpark.org. The Bryant Park Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park – under the trees – between the back of the New York Public Library and Avenue of the Americas. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas).