Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Meghan Daum, and more!
Thu, Apr 16 at 7:30pm
Daniel Ortberg is a poetic yeller. As the cofounder of beloved literary humor site The Toast and the current dispenser of advice for Slate’s popular “Dear Prudence” column, Ortberg has been yelling on the internet for over a decade now – and people are listening.Ortberg is back with his new book “Something That Will Shock and Discredit You.” The witty and clever collection of essays and cultural observations spans pop culture – from the endearingly popular to the staggeringly obscure. Ortberg is also the New York Times bestselling author of “Texts from Jane Eyre” and “The Merry Spinster.”
Meghan Daum is writing toward the root of the problem. In her new book, “The Problem with Everything,” the author, essayist, and opinion columnist tackles our current culture wars and grapples with our country’s most seemingly intractable problems. She’s the author of five other books, most recently “The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion,” which won the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for creative nonfiction. She has contributed to numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and Vogue and received Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. With her signature clear-eyed, honest prose, Meghan Daum is a problem-solver at work.