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Sebastian Junger

Warwick’s presents
Sebastian Junger
in conversation with Seth Lerer


Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

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On Thursday, May 27th at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Sebastian Junger as he discusses his new book, Freedom, in conversation with Dr. Seth Lerer. Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, A Death in Belmont, Fire, and The Perfect Storm, and co-director of the documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the winner of a Peabody Award and the National Magazine Award for Reporting.

$5 + Eventbrite fee: Admission to the Zoom event
$30 + Eventbrite fee: Includes admission and one copy of Freedom, held at Warwick's to be picked up at your convenience after the event.
$33.50 + Eventbrite fee: Includes admission and one copy of Freedom, shipped to your home after the event (48 contiguous states only).
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Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don't coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking book, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human.

For much of a year, Junger and three friends - a conflict photographer and two Afghan War vets - walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. It was an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence. Dodging railroad cops, sleeping under bridges, cooking over fires, and drinking from creeks and rivers, the four men forged a unique reliance on one another.

In Freedom, Junger weaves his account of this journey together with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache renegades, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Written in exquisite, razor-sharp prose, the result is a powerful examination of the primary desire that defines us.

Seth Lerer is distinguished professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of nine previous books, and received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Truman Capote Prize in Criticism for Children's Literature: A Reader's History, from Aesop to Harry Potter.

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ISBN: 9781982153410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 18th, 2021