A Conversation with Ben Mezrich on ‘The Mechanic’
Photo Credit: Heather Hopp-Bruce and Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
An enigmatic card shark looking for an easy score. An ex-con with an inside track on a priceless haul of stolen art. A professor who uncovers a secret that could change the world. They unwittingly find themselves entangled in a mystery as old as the country itself — a mystery that someone is willing to kill for.
In ‘The Mechanic,’ international best-selling author Ben Mezrich takes his readers on a taut journey through his hometown of Boston, from the hallowed halls of Harvard to the glitz of a newly-built casino, from the hushed galleries of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to the city’s ancient institutions built by the Founding Fathers. Written for and published exclusively by The Boston Globe.*
Join us virtually for this free program on Thursday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. ET as Ed Sevilla, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer, sits down with Ben Mezrich for a deeper dive into his work. Ben will read from Chapter 19 of his new hit novella, in which Hailey and Nick find themselves on board USS Constitution…
At the conclusion of the reading, Ben will take questions from our audience.
*Recap of ‘The Mechanic’ provided by The Boston Globe
About the Author
The reigning cowboy of narrative non-fiction with a writing career spanning nineteen years, Mezrich has authored twenty books – major international and New York Times bestsellers, with well over six million copies sold. The genre he’s created – cinematic and unique true stories of young geniuses battling their way through the grey area between right and wrong, and succeeding at all costs – includes the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It was adapted into the hit motion picture 21. The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal spent eighteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and appeared on hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. It was adapted into the hit movie The Social Network, which was nominated for eight Oscars, winning three including Best Adapted Screenplay, and won Golden Globes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Score. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin share a prestigious Scripter Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as well. Mezrich is the only non-fiction author to have two adaptations open #1 at the box office. Mezrich’s latest book, Bitcoin Billionaires, was an international bestseller and is being made into a motion picture. Currently, Mezrich is also a writer and consulting producer for the tv show Billions.
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Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 12:30pm - 1:15pm
USS Constitution Museum