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John Oakes: The Fast

NYPL - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Apr 12 | Fri | 02PM | FREE
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John Oakes: The Fast at NYPL - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Whether for philosophical, political, or health reasons, fasting has become increasingly popular, from the faithful who fast in prayer to activists using hunger strikes as an effective means of protest. With fasting at an all-time high in popularity, John Oakes, publisher of The Evergreen Review and editor-at-large for OR Books, explores the surprising history and science behind the practice in his debut book The Fast. Oakes will be joined by award-winning author and journalist Anne Nelson about the virtues of holding back, not consuming all that we can, and reconsidering your place in the world.

Venue: NYPL - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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