Essential Emeril & Roy Choi! the LARE gets hungry w/ Live Talks!



Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

Emeril Lagasse in conversation with Roy Choi discussing his new cookbook, Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen

Crest Theatre, Westwood 1262 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

PURCHASE TICKETS: $47 General Admission seating + Book*/ $57 Reserved Section seating + Book*/ $95 Pre-Reception(6:30-7:30pm)** + Reserved Section seating + Book Reception includes selections prepared from the book, California wine


*Books will be pre-signed, available for pick up at check-in/ ** Books will be personalized in person at the reception

Emeril Lagasse is the chef-proprietor of 12 restaurants across the country. He has received numerous Best Restaurant, Best Chef, and Best Service awards, and in 2013 received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the James Beard Foundation for his work through the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports children’s educational programs. The author of 18 cookbooks, his phenomenally successful Food Network show Emeril Live! launched a new era in culinary TV. In 2014, Lagasse participated in his third consecutive season as a main guest chef on Bravo’s hit food series, Top Chef, and joined TNT as co-host for their cooking series, On the Menu.Most recently, Emeril’s Florida entered its third season in January 2015 on the Cooking Channel.

In Essential Emeril, Lagasse goes back to basics, presenting more than 130 recipes that defined his award-winning career, each tested and perfected for today’s home cook. Dishes such as Crab and Corn Fritters with Fresh Corn Mayo, Roasted Portuguese Pork Loin With Potatoes and Homemade Pimenta Moida, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding With Toasted Macadamia Caramel Sauce reflect a lifetime of lessons in technique, showcasing the big flavor for which he is known and his continued evolution in the kitchen. Emeril offers valuable tips and step-by-step photo tutorials to ensure flawless results. The book includes Emeril’s anecdotes revealing the inspiration behind each recipe, with appearances from A-list names – Mario Batali, Roy Choi, and Nobu Matsuhira, to name a few – alongside family members and early influences such as Julia Child and Charlie Trotter.

Classically trained chef Roy Choi is a culinary street revolutionary. He brings together the high and the low – deliciously, passionately, and socially. While his pedigree includes Le Bernardin and the Beverly Hilton, his fame rose with one amazing taco that tastes like L.A. – and nearly single-handedly created the gourmet food truck movement with his partners on the wings of Twitter. Before hitting the streets with his popular food truck Kogi BBQ, Choi executed classical techniques in professional kitchens and banquet halls for twelve years in New York, San Francisco, Portland, and Lake Tahoe. Then came the Great Recession. Laid off, having lost everything, with a family to support, Choi had to get creative: He said yes to a friend who rented a truck and co-founded Kogi BBQ, which Newsweek later dubbed “the first viral eatery.” Choi provided yet another source of culinary revelation with his first sit-down restaurant, Chego in April 2010, now located in Chinatown, followed by A-Frame in 2010, and Sunny Spot just east of Venice Beach in 2011. His newest restaurant venture, featuring the tastes of Korea translated through an L.A. state of mind, opened at a new hotel, The Line, in L.A. in late 2013. Choi’s first book, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food, was published in the Fall of 2013.

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It’s A “Family Affair” @ the LARE w/ Kathy “Cissy” Garver!


Wednesday, October 7 -7:30 pm @ Larry Edmunds Bookshop-6644 Hollywood Blvd.

Kathy Garver is a pal of the LARE and we enjoyed hosting an evening w/ her, Dawn Wells & Alison Arngrim when her last book, “The Family Affair Cookbook” was released.

Kathy is back with her autobiography, “Surviving Cissy-My Family Affair of Life In Hollywood”, so we’re going to fill in for Mr. French and serve up a fantastic evening, Family Affair style! Join us for an episode of “Family Affair” selected by Kathy, a Q & A with Kathy and Classic TV Preservation guru & author Herbie J. Pilato and get a signed copy of “Surviving Cissy” too! Reserve a seat by calling and ordering a copy of the book ahead of time and join us for this Family Affair!


See you at the LARE for the Family Affair!

Here’s more about “Surviving Cissy”:

Kathy Garver, the teenage heartthrob from the hit series Family Affair (1966–1971), was no one-hit wonder, but a journeywoman actress who appeared in such classic films as Night of the Hunter and The Ten Commandments long before she became a television icon. This memoir is a recollection of a working actress’s experiences, from the many films, television shows, and stage plays in which she performed, to her second career as a voice-over specialist in popular animated films and audiobooks. Featuring anecdotes, Hollywood history, and details of her relationships with such stars as Charlton Heston and Jon Provost. Surviving Cissy is a veritable quilt of Kathy’s exciting life.

Kathy Garver is an accomplished and versatile actress whose acting career first took flight with the legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille. She is a UCLA graduate, attended London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and has proven her talents for comedy and drama with starring roles in My Fair Lady, Sunday in New York, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She lives in San Francisco, where she gives classes on audiobook narration when she’s not recording an audiobook or a


Shepard Fairey “Covert to Overt” w/ Moby, Live Talks &the LARE!

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An Evening with Shepard Fairey in conversation with Moby

COVERT TO OVERT: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School- Herb Alpert Educational Village- 3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS $20 General Admission seating/$60 Reserved Section Seating + Shepard Fairey’s book*/ $90 Reserved Section Seats for 2, 1 copy of the book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + book

*Hardcover, 101?2” x 121?2”, 256 pages (250 color & b/w images)

Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. His work has been included in the collections of several museums, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. To call Shepard Fairey a “street artist” is a little deceptive. Although he rose out of the skateboarding scene creating his “Andre the Giant Has A Posse” sticker campaign in the late ’80s, he has a mainstream recognition that most street artists never achieve. The title of his new book, Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey, acknowledges his evolution from unknown to established artist. His upcoming book, Covert to Overt — focusing on his post-Obama HOPE poster output — showcases the significant amount of art he has created the last several years. This includes street murals, mixed-media installations, art-music events, countless silkscreens, and work from his extremely successful OBEY brand—all in his signature black, white, and red colors. “Shepard Fairey’s art has an undeniable visual appeal with its selective palette and pleasing geometrics, yet the messages conveyed through his work are anything but neat and tidy.” — Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art And indeed, Fairey has stayed true to his street art roots as the vast majority of his work focuses on a blend of politics, street culture, and fine art, giving it a strong cultural appeal that stretches beyond the art world. Showcasing his cross-cultural collaborations with musicians, athletes, celebrities, and even cities, as well as covering all his work from paste-ups and prints, to his sculptures and murals, Covert to Overt shows Shepard Fairey as equal parts cultural chronicler and cult-hero artist. It also includes previously unpublished work as well as contributions from collaborators, the likes of Russell Brand, Chris Stein and Jello Biafra.

Moby has been making music since he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and then went on to play with seminal connecticut hardcore punk group ‘the vatican commandoes’ when he was 13. He started DJ’ing after leaving college, and was a fixture in the late 80’s new york house and hip-hop scenes. He released his first single, ‘go’ in 1991(listed as one of Rolling Stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he’s also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowie, Metallica, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, among others. He has toured tirelessly, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career, and has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including Heat, Any Given Sunday, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The Beach, among others. Moby works closely with a variety of different charities, including the Humane Society and the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, and in 2007 he launched Mobygratis, which provides free music for independent film makers. Moby’s latest album Innocents, his most collaborative project to date, featuring Wayne Coyne, Cold Specks, Damien Jurado, Mark Lanegan, and Skylar Grey, was released in october 2013.


Big Bangin’ w/ Kunal Nayyar & Live Talks!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Kunal Nayyar Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating /$43 Reserved Section Seating + Nayyar’s book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + Nayyar’s book.

Kunal Nayyar was born in London and raised in New Delhi, India. He first came to the United States in 1999 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration and went on to receive an MFA in acting from Temple University. Playing the character of Raj on The Big Bang Theory, he has been part of the ensemble since the show debuted in 2007. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Neha, who was named Miss India in 2006. Of all the charming misfits on television, there’s no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory—the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American astrophysicist—ranks among the best of the misfits. He is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating essays, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV’s most-watched sitcom since Friends.

Going behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory and into his personal experiences, Kunal introduces readers to the people who helped him grow, such as his James Bond-loving, mustachioed father who taught him the most important lessons in life: Treat a beggar as you would a king. There are two sides to every story. A smile goes a long way. And, when in doubt, use a spreadsheet. Kunal also shares his college years in Portland, where he takes his first sips of alcohol and learns to let loose with his French, 6’8” gentle-giant roommate, works his first-ever job for the university’s housekeeping department cleaning toilets for minimum wage, and begins a series of romantic exploits that go just about as well as they would for Raj. (That is, until he meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event that we get to experience in a chapter titled “My Big Fat Indian Wedding.”)

Yes, My Accent is Real is a witty and often inspiring collection of underdog tales follows a young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending culture and language (and many, many embarrassing incidents) to somehow miraculously land the role of a lifetime.Screen-Shot-2015-07-14-at-10.40.53-PM

Mindy Mindy Mindy! Order a signed copy of “Why Not Me?”


There might not be any tickets left for this Live Talks Los Angeles event, but you can still order a signed copy of “Why Not Me?” from us here at the LARE! We will have them after our Sept. 27th date w/ Mindy & we will get them sent your way. Sorry, no personalizations. If any news about additional tickets becomes available, we will let you know as soon as we do.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 7:00 pm

An Evening with Mindy Kaling discussing her collection of essays Why Not Me

The Alex Theatre- 216 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91203

Sorry but this event is SOLD OUT

Mindy Kaling is the creator and star of The Mindy Project, and author of the New York Times bestseller, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? She is also known for her work on the NBC sitcom The Office, where she portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor and served as executive producer, writer and director.

Mindy Kaling in the news: — Mindy Kaling Reveals Writing Process For New Book ‘Why Not Me’? (Design & Trend, July 22) — How to Be Unstoppable: Inside the Creative Mind of Mindy Kaling (Ad Week, July 19)

In Why Not Me?,Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you. In one of the essays — “How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet’s Confessions” — Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, (“Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde.”) “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.”) In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s fixation with the weight of actresses, (“Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.”) And in “Soup Snakes,” Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak (“I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.”) Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper. Screen-Shot-2015-07-23-at-2.25.47-PM

It’s CINECON #51!


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THURSDAY, September 3-MONDAY, September 7 2015- It’s CINECON #51 !

It’s Labor Day weekend and that means one thing here in Hollywood, that it is time for CINECON!978-0-7864-9500-9

Just us as we take part in a wonderful weekend w/ authors  at both the Loews Hotel & authors & movies at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday, Friday & Monday .



THURSDAY, Sept. 3rd @ Loews Hotel-1755 North Highland Blvd. 4 pm-6:30 pm

Join us during the registration period w/ authors- Cari Beauchamp , “My First time in Hollywood” /Lou Sabini, “Behind the Scenes of They Were Expendable”/Herbie J. Pilato, “Twitch upon A Star”, “the Essential Elizabeth Montgomery” & “Glamour,Gidgets & the Girl Next Door” as well as Luis Reyes & Ed Rampell w/ “The Hawaii Movie & Television Book”. All will be signing. It will be a great chance to get a great book to keep you company in between movies for the holiday weekend!            HawaiiMovieandTelevisonBook-largesquare


FRIDAY, Sept. 4th, 2:00 pm @ the EGYPTIAN Theater in Hollywood

Cinecon attendees get ready for a screening & discussion of the John Ford/John Wayne classic “They Were Expendable”

as well as books from author Lou Sabini & Herbie J. Pilato. There will also be a discussion w/ members of the Montgomery family discussing Robert Montgomery too!



MONDAY, Sept. 7th-11:00 am @ the EGYPTIAN Theater in Hollywood

John Bengston is back w/ “Silent Echoes/Silent Traces/Silent Visions” & his wonderful presentation on Keaton, Lloyd & Chaplin locations.

Then, join John on a walking tour in Hollywood to see some of the actual spots!














As usual, if you can’t make it, we’ll get a signed copy of any of these books sent your way!

Happy Labor Day everyone! author49_bengston

No Land’s Man w/ Aasif Mandvi & Live Talks Los Angeles!

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An Evening with Aasif Mandvi- No Land’s Man

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/$33 Reserved Section Seating + Mandvi’s book/$95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + book


Aasif Mandvi is well known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Notable television work includes Us & Them, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sex and the City, Sleeper Cell, The Sopranos, The Bedford Diaries, Oz, CSI, Law and Order, and Tanner on Tanner. Recurring roles include Jericho and ER. Currently, Aasif is writing, producing, and starring in the HBO series, The Brink, co-starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins. No Land’s Man is a collection of humorous and personal stories of a second-generation immigrant’s search for meaning and identity in an increasingly confusing world. He has been dealing with identity issues across three continents and 30 years. With wit, smarts, and a good dose of hard-earned perspective, Mandvi explores a range of engrossing stories: dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, being a teenage Michael Jackson impersonator, and playing snake charmers, taxi drivers, and eventually a fake journalist as an actor in New York, where he was even once told that he wasn’t “Indian” enough for a role.

Aasif is also a critically acclaimed stage actor who received rave reviews for creating the role of ‘Amir Kapoor’ in the world premiere of Ayad Aktahr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced, at Lincoln Center. He was the recipient of the 1999 OBIE award for Sakina’s Restaurant, a critically acclaimed play he wrote and starred in. Other stage credits include the Broadway revival of Oklahoma and Suburbia. In film, Aasif’s recent work includes, MILLION DOLLAR ARM with Jon Hamm, THE INTERNSHIP, starring alongside Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, MOVIE 43, THE DICTATOR with Sacha Baron Cohen, DARK HORSE for Todd Solondz, RUBY SPARKS, (from the creators of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), GODS BEHAVING BADLY, and PREMIUM RUSH. He also co-wrote and starred in TODAY’S SPECIAL, which premiered at the London Film Festival. Additional film credits include leads in THE LAST AIRBENDER and THE MYSTIC MASSEUR, and supporting roles in IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, THE PROPOSAL, GHOST TOWN, MUSIC AND LYRICS, SPIDER-MAN 2, FREEDOMLAND, ANALYZE THIS, MARGIN CALL, and THE SIEGE. Screen-Shot-2015-07-24-at-4.30.05-PM

Reiner’s Return! “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” @ the AERO w/ Carl Reiner!



Friday, September 4 – 7:30 PM- Carl Reiner is back @ the AERO!

Join us as we welcome back Carl Reiner signing the third volume of his trilogy, “What I Forgot to Remember” in the lobby at 6:30 pm.

Then join us for “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” &  a discussion w/ Carl following the film. That alone will be worth the price of admission!

Then stick around for “Notorious” and enjoy some more Ingrid Bergman and that Cary Grant fella.

Here’s a little about Carl’s book:

It’s finally here – the last installment of the Carl Reiner “I Remember” Trilogy (which is not to say he won’t continue to remember and write). In 2012, Carl wrote his hilarious and heartwarming memoir, “I Remember Me,” chronicling ninety years of living and laughing, with twelve Emmys and a Grammy to attest to his esteemed career in show business. Over the next two years, so many more stories continued to flood Carl’s memory that he felt compelled to follow up with the equally rich and funny, “I Just Remembered.” In this latest work, “What I Forgot To Remember,” Carl has written a book that goes beyond the scope of mere life and showbiz memories.



DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID, 1982, Universal, 88 min. Dir. Carl Reiner. Steve Martin is a private eye who interacts with some of film noir’s iconic characters thanks to gorgeous black-and-white cinematography and some creative editing. Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck and Ingrid Bergman (whose scenes were repurposed from NOTORIOUS) are just some of the famous faces you’ll spot!

NOTORIOUS, 1946, Walt Disney Co., 101 min. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s superb espionage thriller and intoxicating love story follows allied agent Cary Grant as he convinces disillusioned party girl Ingrid Bergman, the daughter of a supposed traitor, to marry and spy on her father’s Nazi friend (Claude Rains). This plan becomes complicated by the smoldering romance that emerges between Grant and Bergman.2014-09-20-CARLREINER-THECOMIC (33)

Sen Claire McCaskill is “Plenty Ladylike” w/ LiveTalks!

McCaskill-cover-art-sThursday, August 20, 2015 8:00pm (reception 6:30-7:30pm) – An Evening with Sen. Claire McCaskill in conversation with Ina Jaffe discussing her memoir, Plenty Ladylike

Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre- Herb Alpert Educational Village/ New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/ $45 Reserved Section Seating + McCaskill’s memoir/ $95 Includes pre-event reception (6:30-7:30 pm),Reserved seat& book


Sen. Claire McCaskill was the first woman from Missouri elected as a United States senator in 2006 and continues to serve in that position today. She has a BA and a JD from the University of Missouri, and worked for the Jackson County prosecutor’s office before she was elected to her first state legislature position in the Missouri House in 1983. She lives in St. Louis.

Though Claire McCaskill grew up in a political family, it was not a time that welcomed women with big plans. Paying her way through law school by working as a waitress was just a glimpse of her unfettered determination and the start of a bright political career. By 1982, McCaskill had set her sights on the Missouri House of Representatives. Knocking on doors for support, typically, voters would say: “You’re too young”, “your hair is too long;” or “you’re a girl….Go find yourself a husband.” That door was slammed in her face, but she always pressed on—first as a prosecutor of arsonists and rapists, and then all the way to the door of a cabal of Missouri politicians who held secret meetings scheming to block her legislation. In this candid, lively, and forthright memoir, Senator McCaskill describes her uphill battle to become who she is today. She details aspects of her personal life—from her failed first marriage to a Kansas City car dealer (the father of her three children) to her current relationship with a Missouri businessman, who she describes as “a life partner”—and highlights moments of her career such as her ups and downs with Bill and Hillary Clinton and her decision to endorse Barack Obama’s candidacy. She also touches on her relationship with her daughter, Maddie, who encouraged Claire at a time when she wasn’t sure what to do. From the day she was elected homecoming queen of her high school class to her long shot reelection as Senator after secretly helping to nominate a right wing extremist as her opponent, Claire has loved politics and winning. Her memoir is unconventional: unsparing in its honesty, full of sharp humor and practical wisdom, and rousing in its defense of female ambition.

Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America in all its variety. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults’ involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. She also has a regular spot on Weekend Edition with Scott Simon called “1 in 5” where she discusses issues relevant to the 1/5 of the U.S. population that will be 65 years old or more by 2030. Previously, Ina reported on politics, contributing to NPR’s coverage of national elections in 2008, 2010, and 2012.inajaffe-17_vert-b27f9fe7fc40d053cf07f535aa9a503e02173cd0-s400-c85


The Republic of Conscience-Live Talks w/ Gary Hart!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:00 pm

An Evening with Gary Hart- The Republic of Conscience

Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre/ Herb Alpert Educational Village- New Roads School- 3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/ $43 Reserved Section Seats +Gary Hart’s book

Former Senator Gary Hart’s The Republic of Conscience is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape. Gary Hart is an American politician and a former Colorado senator, serving in Congress from 1975 to 1987. Since retiring from the Senate, Hart resumed his private law practice and has written several books on U.S. history and politics.In 2014, President Barack Obama named Hart as the new United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland.

Going back as early as 400 BC, the idea of a true republic has been threatened by narrow, special interests taking precedence over the commonwealth. The United States Constitution was drafted to protect against such corruption, but as Gary Hart details in The Republic of Conscience, America is nowhere near the republic it set out to be almost 250 years ago, falling to the very misconduct it hoped to avoid. In his latest book, the former Colorado Senator and presidential contender describes ‘the increasing gap between purpose and performance’ in America, emphasizing how the sense of national interest has become distorted and diluted over time. Focusing on the years after World War II, Hart tackles major American institutions—the military, the CIA, Congress—and outlines how these establishments have led the country away from its founding principles, not closer to them. Full of original and incisive analysis, The Republic of Conscience is Hart’s examination and remedy for the millions of Americans who feel jaded, confused, and disappointed by their current government. A testament to Hart’s political faith in the founding fathers, this book is one citizen’s attempt to recapture the Republic, and a timely reminder for the next July 4th holiday.

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