NYC Paperback Launch
85 E. 4th St.
347-441-4481 Price: Free
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KGB’s Red Room 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003 – Third Floor
Red Room and Tony Perrottet’s Last Taboos series hosts the paperback launch of Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s hit literary nonfiction book The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Journey to Antarctica.
This is the spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the most remarkable feat of science and daring of the Jazz Age, and it is finally out in a paperback edition.
Publishers Weekly called it a best book of the year, adding: “I read nonfiction almost exclusively… and I’ll be blunt: this has been a depressing year, filled with political works and stories of America’s decline and social disintegration. But Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s fascinating book saved my reading year, offering an incredible story, and a reminder that American Exceptionalism once had real meaning.”
The Stowaway is “a thrilling adventure that captures not only the making of a man but of a nation” – David Grann, bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon.
“Stranger and funnier and more amazing than fiction” – Susan Orlean – bestselling author of The Library Book.
“Laurie Gwen Shapiro wrote The Stowaway like a Jack London novel: with a sense of adventure, wonderful detail, a lineup of intriguing characters, and above all a great story. This is the best of nonfiction.” – Mark Kurlansky, bestselling author of Cod.Buy tickets/get more info now