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Saturday, October 19 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
True Story

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Four authors of nonfiction each get twelve minutes to tell you a true story. This year’s lineup will keep you riveted with tales of journeys, treasure, mind control, and, wait for it . . . mushrooms. Sandra Miller, author of Trove, goes on a treasure hunt for $10,000 in gold coins and discovers much more than money. Rob Cocuzzo, in The Road to San Donato, tells of a grueling bicycle trip with his father to his ancestral village to discover what role his family may have played during WWII when dozens of Jews were interned there before being sent to death camps. Stephen Kinzer, in his latest, Poisoner in Chief, tells the horrifying story of a powerful CIA chemist whose highly classified work involved experimenting with LSD on unsuspecting subjects, as well as scheming to poison Fidel Castro. Finally, adventurer Lawrence Millman treats us to ecological, ethnographic, and historical wit and wisdom about mushrooms from his delightful Fungipedia. Hosted by True Story veteran Larry Lindner, author of Saving Baby.

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Larry Lindner

Larry Lindner is a New York Times–bestselling co-author who has also written for many publications including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and O, the Oprah Magazine. He is the former director of the Boston Literary District.
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Lawrence Millman

Lawrence Millman is a mycologist, an explorer, and the author of sixteen books, including At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic, Hiking to Siberia, and Last Places. His area of expertise is fungi, and he has studied them all over the world--Greenland, Honduras... Read More →
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Robert Cocuzzo

Robert Cocuzzo is an editor, author, and journalist from Massachusetts. He’s a long-time editor at Nantucket Magazine, and his other work has appeared in Outside, Town & Country, Departures, Luxury, and Boston Common. Cocuzzo’s debut book was the critically acclaimed Tracking... Read More →
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Sandra A. Miller

Sandra A. Miller is a writer and essayist with work in over a hundred publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe Magazine, NPR, Spirituality & Health, Yankee, and Modern Bride. She also wrote award-winning scripts for 11 Central Ave., a popular radio comic... Read More →
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Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who, for more than two decades, covered 50+ countries on five continents for the New York Times, including Nicaragua, Turkey, and pre- and post-unification Germany. He is the author of several well-acclaimed books such as Bitter... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Old South Guild Room 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116