NYT Bestselling Author and CNR Critchlow Endowed Chair in English Daniel Smith to Speak on Recent Book

MediaLibrary#6328New York Times bestselling author and the College’s Mary Ellen Donnelly Critchlow Endowed Chair in English, Daniel Smith, will offer a lecture and book signing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at The College of New Rochelle. Professor Smith will discuss his recently released Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, which offers stories, advice, and information about living with anxiety. The lecture is hosted by CNR's literary and arts magazine, Phoenix.

New York Times reviewer Ben Greenman said of Monkey Mind, “Smith’s fleet, funny and productively exhausting new memoir, is an attempt to grapple with a lifetime of anxiety: to locate its causes, describe its effects and possibly identify a cure. Or, if not a cure, at least a temporary cessation of the worry that’s been plaguing him since his youth.”

The lecture and discussion is free and open to the public. It will be held in Romita Auditorium on the Main Campus of CNR at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing.

Professor Smith began his career as a staff editor at The Atlantic Monthly. He has published articles, essays, and reviews in The American Scholar, The Atlantic, Granta, n+1, New York, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Slate, among other places, and his work has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. He is the author of two books: Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Hearing Voices and the Borders of Sanity and Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety. He also served as associate editor of The American Idea: The Best of The Atlantic Monthly150 Years of Writers and Thinkers Who Shaped Our History.

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