DAVID FRANCE at Town Hall
Co-presented with TOWN HALL CIVICS Series. New York Magazine contributing editor David France, the author of an important book on the sexual abuse scandals of the Roman Catholic Church, Our Fathers, is here with a major new book, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (Knopf). “This is a masterpiece of intimate storytelling with moral purpose, a contemplation not so only of an epidemic of illness but also of an epidemic of resilience. It’s a book about courage and kindness and anger and joy, written with fierce, passionate intensity and utter conviction.” —Andrew Solomon. “From the story’s beginning, France was on the ground doing hard-hitting reporting on the plague while living its toll in the most intimate of ways. How to Survive a Plague is a definitive, long-awaited and essential account of the plague years—haunting and hopeful, devastating and uplifting. Incredibly important.” —Rebecca Skloot. $5 tickets are available at the door or in advance via www.townhallseattle.org (1.888.377.4510). Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca).