What are you supposed to be doing right now? If it's something other than reading our March newsletter, then you need to come meet self-proclaimed procrastinator Andrew Santella, a Brooklyn-based writer for numerous publications such as GQ, the New York Times Book Review, Slate, and TheAtlantic.com. Concerned about his habit, but not quite ready to give it up, he set out to learn all he could about the human tendency to delay--"research being the best way to avoid real work." Andrew studied history's greatest procrastinators-from Leonardo da Vinci and Frank Lloyd Wright to Charles Darwin, who wrote volumes about coral reefs and obsessively studied barnacles during the 20 years between developing his theory of natural selection and actually publishing The Origin of Species.
In SOON: An Overdue History of Procrastination, Andrew refreshingly suggests that delay and deferral can help us understand what truly matters to us. So if you'd rather not work on your taxes tonight, or finish that paper that's due this week, we hope you'll join us for his talk! Light refreshments will be served!
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dey Street Books - March 13th, 2018