Nature vs. Nurture Debate: Solved! Convenient Baby Boomer Triumphalism! All This And More, In Books!

Nature vs. Nurture Debate: Solved! Convenient Baby Boomer Triumphalism! All This And More, In Books!

What's happenin' everyone? Besides America's anniversary with its first wife, George Washington, we mean. Books, books are what's happening. Lots of books about the military and its history, if that is your "thing." Also some meta-novel about moving to Europe, and another new book that proves, with Science, that Obama is nothing more than an Hawaiian Hugo Chavez. Plus, poetry!

  • Monday, Feb. 16: Abraham Verghese will appear at Politics & Prose to get you excited about his new book, Cutting for Stone. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17: Intelligence and How to Get It is a book that has solved the nature vs. nurture debate (spoiler alert: it's nurture). Go and hear about all of this and more from its author, Richard E. Nisbett, some sort of mash-up between Freud and Richard Hofstadter, who is also of course presumably well-nurtured. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18: Fancy Washington Post military correspondent Thomas Ricks has written the exciting sequel to his first book, Fiasco. This new one, The Gamble, will reveal sexy details as-yet-unknown about opposition to the War. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • Thursday, Feb. 19: Hey remember the baby boomers? They're the group of people aged 50-75ish who just yesterday were telling you about John Belushi and Fleetwood Mac? Well just when you thought these people are just about ready to move to some far-off, sunny exurb and slink into obscurity/the sunset, someone has conveniently written a book (The Third Chapter) that suggests that, in fact, ages 50-75 are the most significant years in a person's life. Which is so funny, because the boomers happen to be the most significant generation in the Earth's life. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • Le Deal, by businessman J. Bryne Murphy, is the story about businessman "Bryne Murphy". But don't be fooled: this "Bryan Murphy" is not the author's alter-ego at all! The author is really Bloom. [Hooks Book Events]
  • Joseph Lyons stops by Busboys & Poets to talk about his new book, The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization. By the looks of the title, it is biographical, NSFW fan fiction about our President, Barack Obama. [Busboys & Poets]
  • Friday, Feb. 20: Well, well, well, Michael Singer, he of CAP, has written a book about how charismatic and oratorically-skilled leaders are really the sign of end-times for FREEDOM. Hmm, charismatic, oratorically-skilled, first black president of the Harvard Law Review. Sound like anyone you know? 7 PM [Politics & Prose]
  • Saturday, Feb. 21: Poet Glyn Maxwell stops by Politics & Prose with his new book of poems called Hide Now. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

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