Book Talk: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn "Tightrope"

We are delighted to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to Montclair for the opening event of Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival 2020. They will discuss their latest book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, with former NJ gubernatorial candidate and Montclair resident, Jim Johnson.

In Tightrope, the authors of the acclaimed, best-selling Half the Sky issue a plea—deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans—to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. With their superb, nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have written a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore.

Tickets ($40) include a copy of Tightrope. Doors open at 6.15pm. The talk will take place from 7-8pm. The VIP admission ($100) includes a post-event cocktail party with the authors (8-9pm), priority entry and reserved seating. Tickets available bit.ly/2YwYVU5

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the first husband and wife to share a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, have co-authored four previous books. They were awarded a Pulitzer in 1990 for their coverage of China, as well as the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jim Johnson is an American politician, attorney, and community activist, who was a Democratic Party candidate in the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race.

This event is a fundraiser for Montclair-based non-profit Succeed2gether, which offers free after-school one-on-one tutoring and enrichment classes with the aim of closing the education opportunity gap in Essex County. The fourth annual Montclair Literary Festival will take place March 25 to 29, 2020. Visit succeed2gether.org/montclair-literary-festival/ for more details of the program, which will feature more than 100 authors.

Contact Information
  1. Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival
  2. 973-746-0553
  3. montclairliteraryfestival@gmail.com
Wed, March 25
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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We are delighted to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to Montclair for the opening event of Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival 2020. They will discuss their latest book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, with former NJ gubernatorial candidate and Montclair resident, Jim Johnson.

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