'Join The Conversation' With David Rakoff and WSHU Public Radio/NPR

News Story: November 1, 2010
David Rakoff

National Public Radio member station WSHU Public Radio will hold a special event featuring national bestselling author David Rakoff for a talk about his new book, Half Empty, on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 7:00 pm, at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. This event is part of WSHU’s popular lecture series, “Join the Conversation,” which brings prominent authors to the community for engaging, thought-provoking discussions. This event is free and open to the public; a book signing will follow his talk.

The inimitably witty David Rakoff will talk about and sign copies of his latest collection of never-before-published essays, Half Empty, which delivers a darkly funny—as well as a wise and poignant—look at the positive side of pessimism. David is a regular contributor to Public Radio International’s This American Life, as well as the author of the New York Times bestseller Don’t Get Too Comfortable. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Wired, Salon, GQ, Outside, Gourmet, Vogue, Slate, Harper’s Bazaar, and the New York Observer, among other publications.

Talk/Book Signing:
WSHU Public Radio presents David Rakoff
Author of Half Empty
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7:00 pm
University Commons
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Ave.
Fairfield, CT

**Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. There will be a $3.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit WSHU. To make reservations, or to see upcoming author events, go to www.wshu.org. This series is sponsored by IKEA; Robinson & Cole LLP; and The Wyant Simboli Group, Inc.


WSHU/WSUF Public Radio Group is a not-for-profit, member-supported station, which brings the best in public broadcasting to over 265,000 listeners in Long Island and Connecticut.  WSHU airs National Public Radio (NPR) programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Car Talk, as well as Sunday Baroque, local classical music programming and in-depth news coverage on the following frequencies: WSHU 91.1 FM, WSUF 89.9 FM, WSHU 91.3 FM, WSHU 91.7 FM, WSHU 103.3 FM, WSUF 105.7 FM, WSHU 1260 AM, and www.wshu.org.