What We Keep: Our Objects & The Stories They Tell

What We Keep: Our Objects & The Stories They Tell

Speakers

Bill Shapiro

What We Keep

Naomi Wax

What We Keep

What would you grab if your house was on fire? For my book "What We Keep," I interviewed hundreds of people about the single object in their life that has the most emotional significance — well-known folks like Hasan Minhaj, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Melinda Gates, Joss Whedon, Mark Cuban, and Cheryl Strayed, among others, but also "regular people," from a cloistered nun to a former counterfeiter. Their humble, ordinary objects have extraordinary stories behind them; I'll share the most moving stories, the lessons I learned from talking to people from all over the country, and how our relationship with objects is changing due to key cultural currents, from the Tiny House movement and Marie Kondo, to the Sharing Economy, Climate Change, and the Cloud.

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Format: Book reading
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner