Good news for fans of one of Slate’s most provocative columnists: Katie Roiphe will be talking with Paul Holdengräber about her new collection of essays, In Praise of Messy Lives, at the New York Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. The book includes Katie’s unique take on everything from politics to pop culture to her own life, so the night is sure to be interesting. Maybe even messy. Even better news: Enter the code SLATENYPL to get a $10 discount on your ticket. See you there!
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