What We Keep: Our Objects and The Stories They Tell

What We Keep: Our Objects & The Stories They Tell
Recording: What We Keep: Our Objects and The Stories They Tell, Mar 11, 2019


Bill Shapiro

What We Keep

Naomi Wax

What We Keep

With special guest reader, Kimberly Bryant. Between the recent fires and floods, the Cloud and the Sharing Economy, our relationship to objects is radically changing. For our new book "What We Keep," we interviewed hundreds of people about the single object in their life that holds the most emotional significance. We spoke with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Melinda Gates, Joss Whedon, Hasan Minhaj, Kimberly Bryant, and Cheryl Strayed, among others, and also "regular people," from a cloistered nun to a former counterfeiter. Their ordinary objects tell extraordinary stories; we'll share the most moving stories, what we learned from our research, and what our changing relationship to objects means for all of us.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Book Reading
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner