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Backstage: Mark Salzman

February 18, 2011

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Mark Salzman speaking LIVE at the NYPL, and in conversation backstage with Paul Holdengräber.

Author Mark Salzman (Iron and Silk, The Soloist, Lying Awake), became a stay-at-home parent in 2001.

Eight years and three failed book manuscripts later, he had a nervous breakdown. He joins LIVE to tell a sad story with a happy ending and to explore:

•What kind of person gets panic attacks when he meditates?

•Can an atheist have a mystical experience?

•Is free will a necessary illusion?

•Do dogs bark on purpose?

•Where does faith fit in?

Sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.