Some Favorite Writers: Larissa MacFarquhar

Some Favorite Writers: Larissa MacFarquhar

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.


Location: Annex
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

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