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Launch of Mentored by a Madman, with AJ Lees & Ira Silverberg
September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmfree
Book Launch Event, featuring: A.J. Lees & Ira Silverberg
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 / 7 PM / FREE
Howl Happening, in collaboration with New York Review Books and Notting Hill Editions, is pleased to present an evening celebrating the U.S. publication of MENTORED BY A MADMAN: THE WILLIAM BURROUGHS EXPERIMENT by distinguished neurologist A.J. Lees.
The author’s groundbreaking research on Parkinson’s disease was profoundly impacted by William Burroughs, who wrote NAKED LUNCH. In this extraordinary memoir, Lees follows Burroughs into the rainforest in search of cures for his patients. Through self-experimentation, he gains insights that encourage him to pursue new lines of pharmacological research. Reminiscent of the literary work of Oliver Sacks, MENTORED BY A MADMAN calls for the return of imagination and open-mindedness to medical science.
Please join us for this very special event to honor A.J. Lees, who will regale us with a reading and talk about his fascinating and provocative work, joined by editor and publishing legend Ira Silverberg. Conversation, book signing, and mingling to follow.
Plus, there will be live music from Matthew Ward and Lauren Gregory! Matthew Ward is a Manhattan-based guitarist and composer who will be playing a set of ambient, improvisational music. Joining him is Pennsylvania-based guitarist, singer, and composer, Lauren Gregory.