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Nonfiction Readers April Meetup
For April, we've got four stories to read and discuss. Should be an interesting mix of styles and topics (and yes, we've moved away from the warm fuzzies again this month): This is how they saved me by Neda Semnani | Longreads | March 2018 "One month after her father was arrested, Neda Semnani and her family were taken on a dangerous journey to be smuggled out of Iran." https://longreads.com/2018/03/23/this-is-how-they-saved-me/ His American Dream died. His town got over it. by Robert Samuels | Washington Post | March 11, 2018 "Roberto Beristain’s deportation changed how his customers felt about America. But their rage didn’t last." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/03/11/feature/a-beloved-restaurant-owner-was-deported-a-community-was-in-uproar-then-it-moved-on/ What does it mean to die? by Rachel Aviv | The New Yorker | February 5, 2018 "When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence." https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/05/what-does-it-mean-to-die 7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents and one man with Parkinson’s. Can he make it? by Amy Gardner | Washington Post | February 11, 2018 "Facing cramps, foot injuries, and an unrelenting disease, Bret Parker was determined to finish." https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/7-marathons-7-days-7-continents-and-one-man-with-parkinsons-can-he-make-it/2018/02/09/ef39ce80-0c14-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html Happy reading — hope to see everyone there! — Matt

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If you enjoy long-form nonfiction feature writing in the New Yorker, The Atlantic, or Esquire... or books by authors like Laura Hillenbrand, Rebecca Skloot, Bill Bryson, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, or Gay Talese, this is a meetup for you.

We hold monthly meetups to read and discuss great nonfiction. Sometimes we'll read and discuss an three or four articles; every once in a while, a nonfiction book. We explore why some stories work, why others don't, and what it takes to deliver powerful, compelling nonfiction.

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