SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Scarsdale Public Library will host three distinguished authors this fall as part of its educational speaker series.
The three authors, each with different genres and backgrounds, will speak at the library in the coming weeks, offering insights into their works and interacting with the audience.
Eric Alterman, a graduate of Scarsdale High School, is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He writes a column for The Nation and is a contributing author at The Daily Beast. On Oct. 2, Alterman – the author of nine books – will discuss his most recent work, “The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism From Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama.”
On Oct. 17, author Susan Shapiro Barash will speak about her 13th book, “The Nine Phases of Marriage: How to Make It, Break It, Keep It,” which chronicles true confessions of women who have “been through it all.” Other works from Barash address issues women face, such as motherhood, relationships, childbearing and staying in unhealthy relationships.
Finally, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Randy Cohen, former New York Times ethics columnist, will discuss his latest book, “Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything,” which is a reflective story about his 12 years at the Times. His book depicts how moral landscapes have changed and how his own thinking on the subject has evolved over time.
“We are honored to welcome such accomplished artists into our midst,” Elizabeth Bermel, Scarsdale Public Library executive director, said. “We look forward to experiencing their varied perspectives and using this series as a springboard to enhance and grow the library’s educational speaker offerings.”