A party for Angels and Ages

March 30, 2009

What a treat! Recently I was invited to attend a dinner party celebrating the release of Adam Gopnik’s new book, Angels and Ages, a superb read about Lincoln and Darwin. The gathering was held at the Manhattan home of Tina Brown (now of The Daily Beast, and former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker), and attended by a stellar list of the New York literati, among others Angels and Ages: Lincoln, Darwin, and the Making of the Modern A… Cover Art (over cocktails I had a nice chat with Mayor Bloomberg). Dinner was followed by toasts and tributes, including one from Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, Tipping Point), and then our co-host, journalist Harry Evans, brought the guest of honor to the front of the room for a thoughtful interview about the book. Earlier that day Adam Gopnik had asked me if I might perform, and so following Adam’s book conversation, my own 15-minute performance then brought the evening to a magical conclusion!

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