Former NPR CEO Ken Stern will discuss his latest book, Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right. Stern, a lifelong Democrat spent a year among Republicans and found out they were not as different as he thought. The book reveals what leads him to change his mind, and his view of an increasingly polarized America.
Stern served as the CEO of NPR from 1999 to 2007. He is the co-founder and president of Palisades Media Ventures. He is also the author of With Charities For All: Why Charities Are Failing and A Better Way to Give and a frequent contributor to publications such as The Atlantic, Slate, the Daily Beast, the Washington Post and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. A lawyer by training, he holds degrees from Haverford College and Yale Law School.
Copies of Republican Like Me will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register online at the library's event page or by calling (330) 653-6658.