Some Favorite Writers: Larissa MacFarquhar

Thursday Jan 21, 2016 7:30 PM This is a past program

How far would you go to do unto others? In her new book, New Yorker writer Larissa MacFarquhar tells the stories of individuals who, sometimes bravely, sometimes recklessly, jump in when others might not. Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices and the Overpowering Urge to Help uncovers the fascinating history of why such extreme do-gooders elicit uneasy, even hostile feelings.

This series of readings is organized by author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson. 

Complimentary coffee and tea served. A book signing will follow the reading.

This series is supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and the Friends of English.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

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