Lectures & Speaking Topics

Half a Life
Drawing from the past, living for the future. Strauss discusses the events of his acclaimed memoir. What starts as a personal tale of a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: we can try our human best in the crucial moment, and it might not be good enough—a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past to understand our future.
Storytelling and Writing
Based on his teaching at New York University, a discussion on the craft of writing and his methods for fiction and nonfiction.

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