Author Talk: Harry Jaffe on ‘Why Bernie Sanders Matters’
Join Northshire Bookstore on Saturday, February 6, at 6 p.m. for author and reporter, Harry Jaffe, ‘Why Bernie Sanders Matters.’ This new biography goes inside Sanders’ views, his unusual life and his quest to make the American dream a reality for all. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders may be the least political person in politics – a brusque, unpolished, Jewish Socialist from Brooklyn with deep-seated convictions and a distaste for small talk. He is also, at 74, the rising star of the Democratic party, whose underdog bid for the presidential nomination has hit the marks of a serious contender. Why? Because where most candidates are calculating and rehearsed, Sanders is frank, authentic and impassioned. He has spoken out against income inequality, environmental injustice and privatized healthcare for 30 years. Now, amid an ever-widening chasm between the rich and the rest, and growing voter disenchantment, the country is listening. Jaffe offers an engaging portrait of the ultimate outsider candidate to examine the growth of the progressive movement and recent developments like the Occupy movement, the Great Recession and the rise of the millennial generation, which have shifted Sanders’ views from fringe to focal point. At once a captivating biography and a thought-provoking window into the contemporary political landscape, Jaffe’s book will become the defining account of a pivotal moment in American history. Jaffe is a veteran journalist covering Washington, DC. His work has been published in notable publications and he’s appeared in documentaries, TV and radio in the US and Europe. Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester. Call 802-362-2200 or visit northshire.com to learn more.