Joyce Maynard: The Best of Us
October 29, 2017
The best-selling author and erstwhile muse of J.D. Salinger will discuss her memoir about discovering strength amid great loss.
About the guest
Joyce Maynard first came to national attention with the publication of her New York Times cover story, “An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life,” in 1973, when she was a freshman at Yale. Since then, she has been a reporter and columnist for The New York Times, a syndicated newspaper columnist whose “Domestic Affairs” column appeared in over fifty papers nationwide, a regular contributor to NPR and national magazines including Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, MORE, Salon and many more. Maynard is the author of fifteen books, including the novel To Die For and the best-selling memoir, At Home in the World — translated into twelve languages. Her novel, Labor Day, became a motion picture, adapted and directed by Jason Reitman, and starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Her latest memoir, The Best of Us, tells the story of discovering strength in the midst of great loss.
About The Forum
The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with The Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.
About the host
The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.
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