Andrew Ross Sorkin (Cornell ’99…ugh) to speak tonight

Probably a press photo, but I don't really care.

Andrew Ross Sorkin is a wildly popular, forward-thinking and well-respected writer/journalist. Sounds like a Brown alum who does cool things? As much as it pains us to say it, he’s from a certain other “Ivy.” Luckily, he’s been wise enough to accept our university’s money and will be speaking tonight (12/5) at 7 pm in Salomon DeCiccio Auditorium.

If you haven’t heard of Sorkin, he wrote a book called Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System — and Themselves. Since Americans like their corn-syrup sodas in 2 liter bottles and their cars to guzzle gas, it makes sense that they would prefer books with excessively long titles. In all seriousness, the book has been hailed as “comprehensive and chilling” by TIME magazine, which means it’s worth a look. Unfortunately, busy college students hate books — so see Sorkin this evening, when he will talk about…something related to his work, himself or his career in a rhetorically appealing way (Note: Brown Lecture Board has failed to include any information regarding the content of the speech on its cute Wherevent page).

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