Speaker Series: Mo Rocca
Join 'CBS Sunday Morning' correspondent & humorist Mo Rocca as he goes beyond his #1 hit podcast Mobituaries with an entertaining discussion on his book featuring new accounts of the lives of the famous and the obscure, "MOBITUARIES: Great Lives Worth Reliving".
Ticket packages to this hysterical evening are as follows. Package A: $30 for one person including a signed copy of "MOBITUARIES: Great Lives Worth Reliving". Package B: $45 for two people including a signed copy of "MOBITUARIES: Great Lives Worth Reliving".
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Mo Rocca loves obituariesthe sweeping drama of a life packed into a few inches of print, as he puts it. Indeed, a great one can feel like a movie trailer for an Oscar-winning biopic, leaving the reader breathless.
But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. Rocca decided to right that wrong, profiling the people who have long interested him on Mobituaries, the #1 hit podcast. This fascination led him further into the past, uncovering more stories than could be contained in a podcast season. The result is "MOBITUARIES: Great Lives Worth Reliving", a volume that complements the podcast with brand new investigations into the lives of entertainers, sports stars, founding fathers, and more. Even if you know the names, youve never understood why they matter . . . until now.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, host of The Henry Fords Innovation Nation, and host and creator of the Cooking Channels My Grandmothers Ravioli, in which he learned to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers across the country. Hes also a frequent panelist on NPRs hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait Dont Tell Me! Rocca spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Centrals The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS childrens series Wishbone. As an actor, Mo starred on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Mo is the author of All the Presidents Pets, a historical novel about White House pets and their role in presidential decision-making.
Jonathan Greenberg is a professor of English at Montclair State University and an Emmy Award-winning childrens television writer. His screenwriting credits include the series Rugrats, Arthur, and Hey Arnold!, and the feature film, Recess: Schools Out. He has written two scholarly books, including, most recently, The Cambridge Introduction to Satire from Cambridge University Press.
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