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“Breakfast Series” with Michael Korda & Joni Evans 
Tuesday, October 30th
8:00 am – 9:30 am
14 E. 60th st.
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Begins on October 30 with Michael Korda, legendary editor in chief of Simon and Schuster for over 35 years, and author of his own New York Times bestsellers from Charmed Lives to Power! to Queenie to his most recent acclaimed histories. Michael has witnessed a cottage industry metamorphose into big business with colorful, often outrageous, characters (think Madmen of Publishing).

Michael has edited the famous and the infamous: Graham Greene, Tennessee Williams, Carlos Castenada, Cornelius Ryan, Jacqueline Sussann, Harold Robbins, Will and Ariel Durant, Larry McMurtry, Cher, Kirk Douglas, Tammy Wynette, Ed Koch, Henry Kissinger, Willie Nelson, David McCullough, Mary Higgins Clark and more; seen the rise of the power agent: Mort Janklow, Swifty Lazar; published the books of presidents — Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon (several books) as well as the Watergate player John Haldeman. Michael has seen (and done) it all…with grace, humor and brilliance, and a shrewd eye. Michael is a raconteur of the first order.

Join us for this conversation hosted by Joni Evans, Michael’s colleague and friend. Joni was Publisher of Simon and Schuster as well as Random House, served 13 years as Senior VP of William Morris Agency, and co-founded the websites wowOwow.com and PureWow.com.


In a unique take on the classic literary salon, restaurateur Georgette Farkas continues her Saturday “Author! Author!” literary luncheons at her award-winning restaurant, Rotisserie Georgette, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Critically acclaimed and the recipient of awards like “Restaurateur of the Year,” Georgette’s guests can enjoy a fascinating presentation on the themes of art and design by two authors. Guests enjoy lunch during the presentation and are then invited to take part in the Q&A and book signing. Rotisserie Georgette is proud to present this series in conjunction with Literacy Partners.

“Author! Author!” Literary Luncheon
Featuring Meryl Gordon and William Middleton
Saturday, October 13, 12 pm
Rotisserie Georgette
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On Saturday October 13th, spend the afternoon with two award-winning authors, Meryl Gordon and William Middleton, as they lead a conversation on two of America’s greatest art collecting families and philanthropists and their immeasurable impact on American cultural institutions of our day. Meryl Gordon will present Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend while William Middleton will offer insights into his recent work, Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil. Tickets are $69 per person – includes presentation by a duo of authors and three-course lunch with wine pairings. Tax, gratuity & signed books are additional.


“Author! Author!” Literary Luncheon
Featuring Wendy Goodman and Charlotte Moss
Saturday, October 20, 12 pm
Rotisserie Georgette
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On Saturday October 20, the aesthetic adventure continues with the legendary Charlotte Moss, a renowned interior designer for over thirty years with countless awards and ten books to her credit. Fellow presenter, Wendy Goodman, also a prolific author, has been New York Magazine’s design editor since 2007. Each plays a very different role in the design world, while leaving their own indelible marks on the way we perceive interiors. What an honor to have them share the podium as Charlotte presents several of her works on interior design and entertaining and Wendy introduces her just released, May I Come In? Tickets are $69 per person – includes presentation by a duo of authors and three-course lunch with wine pairings. Tax, gratuity & signed books are additional.


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