Joel Stein: In Defense of Elitism, Why I’m Better Than You and You’re Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book, with Reza Aslan

Book Cover and Photo of Author
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7:30 PM
$20; $42 with book

Shapiro Memorial Synagogue

AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, 90077 

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When Donald Trump won the presidency, author Joel Stein instantly knew why. The main reason wasn't economic anxiety or racism. It was that he was anti-elitist. Determined to fight against populism, find out how this shift happened and what could be done to further prevent it, Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists. All the while using the biggest words he knows.

Joel Stein was a staff writer and columnist for Time magazine for twenty years. He is the author of the bestselling Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity and writes for the upcoming TV show “American Princess,” produced by Jenji Kohan.

Reza Aslan is a commentator, professor, Emmy-nominated producer, and scholar of religions. He is author of three internationally best-selling books and the host and Executive Producer of Rough Draft with Reza Aslan.

Meet the author at the book sale and signing to follow.

Presented with Writers Bloc

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