The Gerald L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture
The Arrogant Years
Wednesday, November 2 | 7:30 pm | $20, Discounted $15
The author of the award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit—hailed by the New York Times book review as a “crushing, brilliant book”—returns with an extraordinary follow-up memoir that focuses on her mother Edith’s experiences in Cairo and America, and the author’s relationship with her mother. Adding new layers to her Egyptian-Jewish family’s story, Lagnado offers an inverted look at the “American Dream.” Followed by a reception.
Lucette Lagnado is an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She received numerous awards for her work at The Wall Street Journal, where she has covered health care for a decade. She was the 2008 recipient of the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
"She skillfully reminds us that single human life is infinitely complex, that there are as many sides to a story as times it is told."
–The New York Times
This annual lecture is made possible by a generous endowment from
Tamara and Harry Handelsman in honor of the memory of Tamara
Handelsman’s brother, Gerald L. Bernstein.
Co-sponsor: American Sephardi Federation, Moment Magazine
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