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I Left It on the Mountain

Kevin Sessums + Carl Hart

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

What happens in the brain to allow us to overcome addiction? In I Left It on the Mountain, celebrity writer Sessums chronicles his years working for Andy Warhol at Interview and Tina Brown at Vanity Fair, countless nights of anonymous sex, his HIV Positive diagnosis and his descent into addiction. It’s also the chronicle of one man’s spiritual redemption found while climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. With Columbia neuroscientist Carl Hart, he charts the neural process of reinventing oneself.

About the Speakers

Kevin Sessums is Editor-in-Chief of 429 and author of the New York Times bestseller Mississippi Sissy. He was previously a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Allure. His work has appeared in Elle, Travel + Leisure, Playboy, Out, and Show People. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Carl Hart is Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University. His main area of research is the behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs in humans.
Photo by Matt Edge

Tickets: $25.00
Member price: $22.50