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We're pleased to welcome Amos Barshad to our At Home with Literati series of virtual events, and in support of No One Man Should Have All That Power. He'll be in conversation with journalist Nitasha Tiku.
Note: Meetings are now automatically password protected with wait rooms enabled. The password is entered automatically by clicking the link if you are logged into a Zoom account. We will let guests in off the waiting list shortly after 7 and throughout the event. If you join late, hang in there, we'll let you in when we see you.
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About the book:
“The idea of power—of influence, of control, of bending an arc toward your will—is fascinating. And Amos Barshad drops you into a discussion of it here, in both of its forms, good and bad (mostly bad), with an almost offensive ease. And being able to do that is its own form of power, really; an irony that does not appear lost on Barshad. Buy this book.”
— Shea Serrano
“No One Man Should Have All That Power is not really the examination of a specific person. It’s an examination of a specific type of person, and ultimately the dissection of how a specific type of person can warp the world to his advantage, often for motives that only become clear in retrospect. This is mostly a book about shadow manipulation. But it’s also a book about how certain conspiracies are real, simply because they aren’t conspiracies at all.”
— Chuck Klosterman
Amos Barshad is a former senior writer at the FADER and former staff writer at Grantland and New York Magazine. He has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Slate, GQ, and the Arkansas Times. This is his first book.
Nitasha Tiku is a tech culture writer for the Washington Post.