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  • Thomas Frank Author Visit

    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Meet Thomas Frank, author of Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.  Frank is a political analyst, historian, author, and journalist who will read from Rendezvous from Oblivion, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of his book.


    Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel—and of course in our politics, where in 2016, millions of anxious ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good.

    These accounts of folly and exploitation are here brought together in a single volume unified by Frank’s distinctive voice, sardonic wit, and anti-orthodox perspective. They capture a society where every status signifier is hollow, where the allure of mobility is just another con game, and where rebellion too often yields nothing.

    For those who despair of the future of our country and of reason itself, Rendezvous with Oblivion is a booster shot of energy, reality, and moral outrage.


    Thomas Frank is the author of Listen, Liberal, or Whatever Happened to the Party of the PeoplePity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the RightThe Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, and What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America.  A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for The Guardian. He lives outside Washington, D.C.

    This event is co-sponsored with Boswell Book Company.  A representative from Boswell's will be on hand to sell copies of Mr. Frank's books. 

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