Evy Lipp People of the Book announces:
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:30 PM at Temple Shalom
Ron Suskind is an American journalist and author. He was the senior national affairs writer for The Wall Street Journal from 1993 to 2000, where he won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing four articles that became the starting point for his first book, A Hope in the Unseen. His other books include The Price of Loyalty, The One Percent Doctrine, The Way of the World, Confidence Men, and his memoir Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism. Suskind has written about the George W. Bush Administration, the Barack Obama Administration, and related issues of the United States' use of power.
Life, Animated is based on journalist Ron Suskind's 2014 book Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, which tells the story of his son, Owen Suskind who struggled with autism and learned how to communicate with the outside world through his love of Disney films.
Upon its release the film received rave reviews from critics and won numerous awards including National Board of Review award for Best Documentary and the Sundance Film Festival award for Best Direction, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature category at the 89th Academy Awards,
In the past, our speakers have included: Scott Turow, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, Bruce Feiler, Dr. Daniel Gordis, Ted Koppel, Rabbi Harold Kushner (twice), Bob Simon, Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Toobin, Dennis Prager, and Anita Diamant.