1. Meet the Author: Nicholas Dawidoff

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    On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Nicholas Dawidoff, author of "Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football", was our featured speaker. Football is the country's most popular pastime, and yet most of what happens in today's NFL is a mystery. The New York Jets gave Nicholas Dawidoff a security code, a locker, an office in the scouting department, and for an entire year he lived with the team. He has written a vivid, funny, and moving narrative about an emblematic NFL season that deepens the way we know the game. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-nicholas-dawidoff

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    • Meet the Author: Nichole Bernier

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      On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, Nichole Bernier and her sister Carrie Bernier were our guests. Nichole Bernier is the author of The Unfinished Works of Elizabeth D. Kate Spenser is desperately in need of a vacation. Reeling from the death of her best friend Elizabeth a year prior, unnerved in the post-9/11 world, and struggling with her role as a stay-at-home mom and her deferred career ambitions, she longs for the safe haven of her family’s summer rental on Great Rock Island. But Kate’s baggage follows her to the island in the form of a trunk full of Elizabeth’s private journals, a weighty inheritance that came with one instruction: Start at the beginning. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-nichole-bernier

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      • Meet the Author: Nina Sankovitch

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        As part of our Fall 2011 Author Series, Nina Sankovitch, author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading, visited Darien Library. Enjoy this sample of Nina Sankovitch's talk! For more information, please see http://www.darienlibrary.org/2011/09/06/meet-author-nina-sankovitch

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        • Meet the Author: Norb Vonnegut at Darien Library

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          On December 17, 2009, author Norb Vonnegut, of "Top Producer" visited Darien Library. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2009/11/25/top-producer-production

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          • Meet the Author: Patricia Wells

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            On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, author, chef, and culinary instructor, Patricia Wells, visited Darien Library. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-patricia-wells

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            • Meet the Author: Pete Hamill

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              On July 14, 2011 best-selling author Pete Hamill returned to Darien Library to discuss his new book, Tabloid City. For more information about his visit, please see: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2011/07/10/returning-darien-library-july-14th-pete-hamill

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              • Meet the Author: Pete Hamill at Darien Library

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                On January 25, 2009, author Pete Hamill kicked off our Grand Opening Author Series. He is the author of, "Snow in August," "Forever," and "A Drinking Life." For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/grand-opening-author-series-open-pete-hamill

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                • Meet the Author: Priscilla Warner

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                  Priscilla Warner, author of Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life was our featured speaker on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. For 40 years, Priscilla Warner suffered from anxiety and panic attacks so debilitating that they left her unable to breathe. So when she read about Tibetan monks who had meditated so effectively that they were able to change their brains, Warner wanted in. Learning to Breathe chronicles Warner’s mission to rewire her brain and her body in search of her own “inner monk.” She tries spiritual chanting, meditative painting, restorative yoga, immersion in a Jewish ritual bath, and quasi-hallucinogenic Ayurvedic oil treatments. Meditating in malls instead of monasteries, Warner becomes a monk in a minivan and calms down long enough to examine her colorful family history in a new light, ultimately making peace with her past. This video ends just before the audience asks Ms. Warner questions. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2011/12/06/meet-author-priscilla-warner-author-learning-breathe

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                  • Meet the Author: Rachel Cohn at Darien Library

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                    On February 25, 2009, author Rachel Cohn visited Darien Library. She wrote "You Know Where to Find Me," "Pop Princess," "Shrimp," and co-author of "Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist." For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/node/1250

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                    • Meet the Author: Richard Ford

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                      On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Richard Ford, author of Canada, was our featured speaker. Thisis a powerful, suspenseful story of misadventure and malevolence that explores large themes of identity, culpability, and the ineluctable bonds that tie us to the past. Ford’s first book in nearly six years, it is a compulsively-readable, uncompromising tale in which a host of transgressions—including bank robbery, kidnapping, abandonment and murder—shape the life of its protagonist: a fifteen-year-old boy compelled to forge his own way when his insular family implodes. For more information: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-richard-ford

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