I've just finished the first week of my book tour. It included: a briefing with about 20 Congressional staff members in Wash. DC; a luncheon with half-a-dozen business people in Chicago; a public talk in Chicago; and a final public talk in NYC. All in all, I was satisfied with the results.
And I was pleasantly surprised to IN DEFENSE OF SELFISHNESS on the shelves of Barbara's Bookstore in Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
Next week, I'll be speaking in San Francisco on June 16 at the Bently Reserve, 400 Sansome St., at 7:30 pm (reception at 7); and in Irvine on June 17 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at 7:30 pm (reception at 7).
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Over the next two weeks, I will be giving talks in connection with my book IN DEFENSE OF SELFISHNESS. Here's the schedule:
–Chicago — June 9. Refreshments begin at 6:30 PM. Talk begins at 7:00 PM at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
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–New York City — June 10. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM. CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
–San Francisco — June 16. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM at The Bently Reserve, 400 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94111.
–Irvine — June 17. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
In addition, on June 8 I will have a briefing in Wash. DC with Congressional staffers on the meaning of selfishness.
Thanks to all who signed up to participate in the live Q&A webinar, which I will conduct sometime in August, by ordering before May 8. Here's a different opportunity for those who missed the deadline. If you order IN DEFENSE OF SELFISHNESS by June 1, you will receive an exclusive link to the webinar after it has been recorded.
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