Before you cast your ballot this November, join ALOUD for an evening of political takes and takedowns with New York Times Pulitzer-winning columnist Maureen Dowd. The bestselling author has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the ‘90s and now in her new book, The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics, she plunges into one of the most bizarre and divisive campaigns in modern history. With her trademark cocktail of wry humor and acerbic analysis, Dowd traces the psychologies and pathologies behind this treacherous battle for our nation’s highest office.
Maureen Dowd is a columnist for The New York Times and a best-selling author. During the 1970s and the early 1980s, she worked for TIME magazine and The Washington Star, where she covered news as well as sports and wrote feature articles. Dowd joined the Times in 1983 as a metropolitan reporter and eventually became an op-ed writer for the newspaper in 1995. In 1999, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her series of columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the Clinton administration.
Adam Nagourney served as The New York Times‘ chief national political correspondent for many years before moving to the West Coast in 2010 to become the paper’s Los Angeles bureau chief. He’s one of the nation’s top political reporters and has covered several campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate run, the reelection of President George W. Bush and President Obama’s historic election. He previously worked as White House correspondent for USA Today, covering Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and the first year of the Clinton White House. Nagourney also contributes to the NYT‘s political blog, “The Caucus."