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Patton Oswalt - "I'll Be Gone in the Dark"

Patton Oswalt - "I'll Be Gone in the Dark"

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Warwick’s & University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences present

Patton Oswalt

Discussing his late wife Michelle McNamara's book

in conversation with Dr. Erik Fritsvold

Associate Professor of Sociology, Crime, Justice, Law & Society Concentration, USD

I'll Be Gone in the Dark:

One Woman's Obsessive Search

for the Golden State Killer

Monday, March 25th at 7:00 PM at:

University of San Diego's
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

This is a ticketed event.

  • $19.38 - One General Admission - Includes one copy of I'll Be Gone in the Dark
  • Check-In at 6:15pm.
  • Please print out your tickets.
  • Seating is first-come, first-served.
  • Additional books will be available for purchase at this event.
  • Please enter campus from the west entrance and park in the west lot.
  • The event will begin on time, so please allow plenty of time to get from the parking structure to the theater.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

Patton Oswalt is the author of the New York Times bestseller Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. He has released four TV specials and four critically acclaimed comedy albums, including the Grammy-nominated My Weakness Is Strong. He put together the Comedians of Comedy tour and television series. Oswalt has also appeared on many television shows and in more than twenty films, including Young Adult, Big Fan, and Ratatouille. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Patton Oswalt is the author of the New York Times bestseller Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. He has released four TV specials and four critically acclaimed comedy albums, including the Grammy-nominated My Weakness Is Strong. He put together the Comedians of Comedy tour and television series. Oswalt has also appeared on many television shows and in more than twenty films, including Young Adult, Big Fan, and Ratatouille. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

"A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can't-stop-now reading." ~Stephen King

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:

Washington Post - Maureen Corrigan, NPR - Paste - Seattle Times - Entertainment Weekly - Esquire - Slate - Buzzfeed - Jezebel - Philadelphia Inquirer - Publishers Weekly - Kirkus Reviews - Library Journal - Bustle - Mother Jones - Real Simple - Crime Reads - Book Riot - Bookish - Amazon - Barnes and Noble -Hudson Booksellers New York Public Library - Chicago Public Library

SCIBA Book Award Winner - Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence

The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case--which was solved in April 2018.

For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark - the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death - offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic--one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

Below are parking instructions and directions to Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. 

From Linda Vista Road, please enter campus through the WEST ENTRANCE/ MARIAN WAY. This is the closest entrance to the event venue. Once on campus, guests are encouraged to park in the West Parking Structure. From this parking structure, shuttles will run regularly to main campus with a drop off location near Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Signage will direct you to the theatre.  
 
Once parked, guests must use one of the payment kiosks (available on each level) to pay for parking until 7 p.m., after which time parking is free. The rate is $1.50 per hour. Pay stations accept coins as well as Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards. They do not accept cash or American Express cards.
 
All paid parking areas at USD operate as pay-by-plate. This means that a license plate number is required when making a payment at the pay station. It may be helpful to take a picture of your license plate after you park your vehicle. Once you have made your payment, there is no need to display your receipt on your dashboard.