The Stranger + Maker's Mark

"The Stranger" by Albert Camus

About the book: The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing you will read. If you're interested in philosophy, or Existentialism specifically, The Stranger is a great place to start.

About whiskey: Rich, buttery nose with hints of raisins and honey.

About the location: Celebrity hang out. Claims to not have phone# (or at least publish one). Dining room has mural painted by New Yorker artist Edward Sorel. Ghost of Room 16 likes to rearrange room.

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  • Regina

    Great discussion and beautiful location. Thank you for putting this meetup together. Anyone remember the name of one of the suggested books about a family in Philadelphia? I'm a native of the Philadelphia area and would love to read it. Thanks a bunch!

    March 30, 2014

    • Regina

      Thank you Jordan!

      March 30, 2014

    • Jordan

      The book (The Son) just barely missed winning the Pulitzer, as announced today, in case that's a further nudge towards reading it.

      April 14, 2014

  • Paul

    What was the next book we decided on?

    March 30, 2014

    • Sue F

      The Lowlands by Jhumpa Lahiri

      2 · March 30, 2014

  • Randall

    Such a great discussion and a fantastic group of people!

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Hazel

    Great discussion and glad that I was able to make it out and meet everyone. Looking forward to the next event; I'm hoping I'm in town to attend. Enjoy the rest of your weekend all!

    3 · March 30, 2014

    • Anna

      Hazel, Thanks for coming! Looking forward to see you soon - end of April! :)

      March 30, 2014

  • Gregg

    wow, when was the location changed? I didn't get an email, just happened to double check before I was heading out the door. unfortunately, the new location is too much of a hassle subway-wise for me. in the future if the location is to be changed it would be great if there could be a little more advanced notice. there have been 50+ people signed up for at least a few weeks.

    March 29, 2014

    • Anna

      Hi Gregg, sorry for the last minute location change. We wanted to make sure all people will fit, and Trading Post was the only location at that point. We will ensure that this would not happen moving forward.

      March 30, 2014

  • Anna

    Hi guys,
    Due to the unforeseen number of RSVPs we have a new location that can fit a bigger group. It's a new place downtown that just opened a couple of months ago and they have an amazing whiskey selection. If you can't make it to the meet-up, please kindly unRSVP. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

    March 28, 2014

  • Sue F

    Hey All, today is Albert Camus' birthday here he is on Happiness, etc.

    3 · March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love this book and the place looks really cool, but would it be possible to hit up some cheaper places in the future? A $20 drink isn't always ideal...

    2 · February 13, 2014

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