"A Beautiful Mind" Author Sylvia Nasar Discusses Her New Book: "Grand Pursuit: The Story Of Economic Genius"

This event was held on October 17, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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AADL is proud to host Professor Sylvia Nasar - economist, journalist and the author of "A Beautiful Mind," the mega-bestseller that inspired the Academy Award-winning film starring Russell Crowe. Professor Nasar will discuss her critically-acclaimed just-released new book "Grand Pursuit: The Story Of Economic Genius." The event will include a book signing and books will be on sale.

This fascinating new book is the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate. We witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions and economic upheavals to triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery and early death. This story is one of trial and error, but ultimately transcendent, as it is rendered here in a stunning and moving narrative.

A writer at Fortune and columnist at U.S. News & World Report before she joined The New York Times, Sylvia Nasar also has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and other leading publications.

While working as an economics reporter for The New York Times she discovered the remarkable story of John Nash, the Princeton mathematical genius who suffered from schizophrenia for three decades before recovering and winning a Nobel Prize in economics. Her biography, "A Beautiful Mind," which won the National Book Critics' Circle Award and was a Pulitzer finalist, helped put a human face on a devastating mental illness.

Do not miss this opportunity to meet this outstanding author!

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