Have a smart lunch break and get the inside scoop on Ben Mezrich’s latest, Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire—and How It All Came Crashing Down. Moderating the “Word for Word” talk is actor and host of the Current TV show Viewpoint, John Fugelsang. The outdoor reading has Mezrich, the best-selling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires, which inspired the Oscar-winning movie The Social Network a.k.a. the Facebook film, sharing anecdotes and opinions, answering audience questions and signing copies of his book.
Bryant Park Reading Room, on the 42nd Street side of the park, under the trees, 12:30-1: 45pm, Free