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Fall 2019 Luncheon

Thanks to all for making the Fall 2019 luncheon a great success! Our authors included:

Deborah Blum (www.deborahblum.com) is the director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of two best-selling books, “The Poisoner’s Handbook” and her newest, “The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” The latter is the dramatic true story of food safety in the United States and the heroes who fought for change at the end of the 19th century, when food was often dangerous to eat and even lethal. Deborah has also been a columnist for The New York Times and a blogger for Wired.

Bridgett Davis (bridgettdavis.com) is the author of “The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers,” an unusual memoir of how low-stakes gambling helped fuel – and fund – racial justice in Detroit. While it tells how her mother ran a successful illegal numbers operation when Bridgett was young, it is also about the African American strivers of Detroit, the evolution of her family, a tale of female empowerment, and a love letter to her mother. Born and raised in Detroit, Bridgett is also the author of two novels, “Into the Go-Slow” and “Shifting Through Neutral.”

Susan Isaacs (www.susanisaacs.com) is the best-selling author of 14 novels, including “Compromising Positions” and “Shining Through.” Her new novel, “Takes One to Know One,” is a twisty mystery thriller featuring a retired FBI agent turned Long Island housewife who taps into her investigative past when she begins to suspect that her neighbor is harboring criminal secrets. Susan is a former editor of Seventeen, a freelance political speechwriter, chairman of the board of Poets & Writers, and a past president of Mystery Writers of America.

James Poniewozik (www.nytimes.com/james-poniewozik) is the chief television critic for the New York Times. His new book is “Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television and the Fracturing of America.” This fascinating, eye-opening book traces the history of TV and mass media from simpler times in the 1980’s to its powerful worldwide presence today. He also tells the almost unbelievable story of how a billionaire merged with the medium to become our 45th president. Originally from Monroe, James attended the University of Michigan. He went on to write about television for Time magazine for sixteen years, and has contributed to publications like Fortune, Salon and Rolling Stone.

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Lisa Unger in Publisher’s Weekly

We’re delighted to see our Fall 2018 guest author, Lisa Unger, interviewed in Publisher’s Weekly. Come see her live and get your copy of her newest book signed at our Fall Luncheon. Tickets go on sale September 4, 2018.

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93rd Luncheon – Monday Oct 15, 2018 – Authors Announced

93rd Luncheon

Monday, October 15, 2018

Burton Manor Banquet and Conference Center
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia MI 48150
[ Detailed Directions ] – (734) 427-9110

From Points East: I-96 West to Inkster exit. Follow service drive west past Inkster Road (Schoolcraft) to Cardwell, turn left. The parking lot is straight ahead across the bridge.

From Points West: I-96 East to Middlebelt exit. Follow the service drive (Schoolcraft) east. Burton Manor will be on the right, just east of Middlebelt Road.

Authors

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of 16 novels, including her new thriller “Under My Skin,” a tale of unsolved murder and much more. Her books are published in 26 languages worldwide, have sold millions of copies and have been named “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, and Goodreads to name a few. Combining knowledge of the human psyche and an understanding of fear, readers and critics alike call her one of the top writers of psychological thrillers today.

Mark Leibovich, a lifelong New England Patriots fan and the New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent, tried for years to profile quarterback Tom Brady, and in 2014, Brady finally agreed. Then came the infamous “Deflategate” controversy. Now, when pro football is being attacked on many fronts, including by Donald Trump, Leibovich has taken a fascinating in-depth look at where the sport is going in his new book, “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times.” He is also the author of the scathing 2013 best-selling Washington expose “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital.”

Anne Ford, a member of the fabled Ford automobile family, became a well-known writer and advocate for people with learning disabilities after her daughter Allegra was diagnosed with learning problems. She has written several books on the subject, including her latest, “TheStigmatized Child: Helping Parents Overcome the Stigma Attached to Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Lack of Social Skills.” Ford served as chairman of the board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities from 1989 to 2001 and has received many honors for her work, about which she speaks frequently.

Dr. Rana Awdish was a young critical care physician near the end of her medical training at Wayne State University in Detroit when she suddenly became a patient fighting for her own life. In her critically acclaimed best-selling book, “In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope,” she reveals how her troubling experiences exposed her to flaws in today’s care standards and how to better embrace the emotional bond between doctor and patient. Today she serves as Medical Director of Care Experience for the entire Henry Ford Medical Group.

Anna Clark, an award-winning Michigan journalist, took notice like many people when the residents of Flint began to complain something was very wrong with the water coming out of their taps — it was brown and orange, frothy and foul-smelling. Then their hair started falling out, and showers left their bodies burning with red welts. Clark, who has covered the story from the beginning, has written the first full account of the Flint water scandal and its broader implications for pollution and America’s communities in her new book “The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy.”

Tickets will be available
on September 4, 2018

  • Cost is $40 per ticket.
  • Tickets for this luncheon will be available on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, beginning at midnight online here, by phone starting at 9:00 a.m. at 586-685-5750, or by mail using the order form HERE (PDF).
  • Please print, complete and mail the form to:
    Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society, 44750 Delco Blvd, Sterling Heights MI 48313
    If you wish to sit together, order your tickets or send your checks together. Tables seat ten.
  • Ticket sales end at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 12th.

Schedule

11:00 am – Book Sale Room Opens
12:00 pm – Lunch is Served
1:00 pm – Authors Begin to Speak
Authors will be available to sign purchased books after luncheon.
Book sales support grants. Please buy your books at the luncheon, but be aware that  the number of books available for purchase may be limited.
Cash, Check, and Credit/Debit cards accepted.

Program and speakers are subject to change.


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