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Telling It the Way It Was with Arlene Alda

Wednesday, February 3 at 7 pm 

Gain firsthand insights from Fulbright Scholar, author, and professional clarinetist (really!) Arlene Alda as she takes us on a journey to the Bronx through oral histories that span six decades, from Carl Reiner to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, weaving together one filmlike portrait of this beloved borough. 

In partnership with the Jewish Book Council

About the author

Arlene Alda graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College, received a Fulbright Scholarship, and realized her dream of becoming a professional clarinetist, playing in the Houston Symphony under the baton of Leopold Stokowski. She switched careers when her children were young and became an award-winning photographer and author who has written nineteen books, including Just Kids from the Bronx. She is the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of eight. She and her husband, actor Alan Alda, live in New York City and Long Island.

About the book

Check out this New York Times review.

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Event type:Books & Writers, Lectures & Discussions