‘Brooklyn By the Book’ — the ‘Good Book’

September 12, 2012 By Francesca Norsen Tate Religion Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Two beloved Brooklyn organizations are joining forces to present a new series, “Brooklyn By The Book.”

“Brooklyn By the Book” builds on a highly successful series of author events last year, and is a partnership of Congregation Beth Elohim and the Community Bookstore. The two organizations will offer a monthly reading and lecture series designed to provoke discussion, celebrate the life of the mind, and tap into the rich culture of writing and reading in Brownstone Brooklyn. Events will feature acclaimed authors presenting and discussing new releases with a notable interviewer.

The premiere event, this Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., features a lively conversation between Lisa Miller, author of “The Money-Empathy Gap,” and Amy Sohn, whose new book “Motherland” presents a controversial look into how Park Slope families navigate the perils of parenthood, marriage and professional success. Participants will consider the question: “Does Sohn’s book accurately portray life in Park Slope? Why does it push our buttons? With gentrification and the new differing generational views on marriage, parenting, food, and education — who really OWNS Park Slope?”

Free for CBE members/ $10 suggested donation for non-members. Please RSVP on the Temple’s website.

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