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Say More

Jen Psaki

Warwick's, in partnership with Dalito/Talking San Diego & USD’s College of Arts and Sciences and Humanities Center, presents
Jen Psaki
in conversation with Harry Litman

Say More

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 7:00pm PDT

Shiley Theatre
5998 Alcala Park Way
San Diego, CA 92110
Say More
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$28.99+tax & fee: One General Admission & one pre-signed copy of Say More
$38.99+tax & fee: Two General Admissions & one pre-signed copy of Say More

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  • "With Book" ticketholders will receive a pre-signed copy of Say More at check-in the evening of the event.
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Warwick's, in partnership with Dalito/Talking San Diego and USD’s College of Arts and Sciences and Humanities Center, presents Jen Psaki as she discusses her new book, Say More: Lessons from Work, the White House, and the World, in conversation. Jen Psaki is the host of MSNBC's Sunday afternoon and Monday evening program, Inside with Jen Psaki. She served as the thirty-fourth White House Press Secretary under President Biden until May 2022. Over the course of her twenty years in public service, Psaki also served as White House Communications Director under President Obama, as the spokesperson for the State Department under then Secretary of State John Kerry, and worked on three presidential campaigns. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

Former White House Press Secretary and current MSNBC host Jen Psaki shares the surprising lessons she's learned on her path to success and offers unique yet universal advice about how to be a more effective communicator in any situation.

Not many White House Press Secretaries capture the nation's interest the way Jen Psaki did. Refreshingly candid and clear, Psaki quickly became known for her ability to break through the noise and successfully deliver her message. In her highly anticipated book, Psaki shares her journey to the Briefing Room and beyond, taking readers along the campaign trail, to the State Department, and inside the White House under two Presidents. With her signature wit, Psaki writes about reporting to bosses from the hot-tempered Rahm Emanuel to the coolly intellectual Barack Obama to the surprisingly tenderhearted John Kerry. She also talks about her time working closely with President Joe Biden from the start of his administration to set a new tone for the country, restoring a sense of calm and respect for the role of the media in our Democracy.

Since leaving the White House, Psaki's star has continued to rise. She launched a highly rated show on MSNBC and was so successful that in just six months she was given an additional primetime Monday slot, ahead of Rachel Maddow. And Psaki's work doesn't end at the office. She is the mother of two young children and shares her stories about the journey of communicating as a parent: During one bedtime briefing, her young daughter asked the question, "Why do wars start?", which Jen carefully explained and then got a follow up: "Have you ever seen a unicorn?"

In Say More, Psaki explains her straightforward approach to communication, walking readers through difficult conversations as well as moments where humor saves the day―whether it is with preschoolers, partners, or presidents. She addresses the best ways to give and receive feedback, how to connect with your audience, how to listen actively, and much more. Say More is the book Psaki wishes she had when she started her career, and is a trove of entertaining, essential lessons from one of the most prominent voices in American politics today.

Harry Litman is the creator of “Talking San Diego,” an all-new speaker series featuring conversations with some of the nation’s most interesting and prominent figures. Litman also is the creator and host of “Talking Feds,” a weekly roundtable of prominent commentators discussing current events in law and politics; “Talking Books”, a series of discussions with authors of new books; and “Talking 1-on-1,” a series of individual interviews with newsmakers. A former United States Attorney, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and clerk to two Supreme Court justices, Litman is also the senior legal columnist for the LA Times op-ed page; a practicing lawyer specializing in constitutional law and the False Claims Act; and a frequent legal and political commentator on MSNBC, CNN, CBS, and NPR.

Say More: Lessons from Work, the White House, and the World By Jen Psaki Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668019856
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2024