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The event takes place at the First Congregational Church of Montclair, 40 S. Fullerton Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Masks required.
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TICKETS: $32 in person (includes pre-signed book)
$5 Zoom livestream
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maggie Haberman joined The New York Times in 2015 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on the investigations into Donald Trump’s, and his advisers’, connections to Russia. She has twice been a member of a team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, in 2021 for reporting on the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus, and in 2022 for coverage related to the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"Few journalists working today have covered Donald Trump more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few understand him and his motivations better. Now, demonstrating her majestic command of this story, Haberman reveals in full the depth of her understanding of the 45th president himself, and of what the Trump phenomenon means.
Interviews with hundreds of sources and numerous interviews over the years with Trump himself portray a complicated and often contradictory historical figure. Capable of kindness but relying on casual cruelty as it suits his purposes. Pugnacious. Insecure. Lonely. Vindictive. Menacing. Smarter than his critics contend and colder and more calculating than his allies believe. A man who embedded himself in popular culture, galvanizing support for a run for high office that he began preliminary spadework for 30 years ago, to ultimately become a president who pushed American democracy to the brink."—Penguin Random House
“This is the book Trump fears most.”—Axios
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER
Jonathan Alter ("His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life") is an award-winning author, political analyst, documentary filmmaker, columnist, television producer and radio host who has written four books about American presidents, three of which were New York Times bestsellers. He is a longtime resident of Montclair and a member of the Open Book / Open Mind advisory committee.