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Arts at Homecoming Event
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Arts Cafe

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Stephen Fried's new book, RUSH: Revolution, Madness and the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father, brings a whole new perspective to the birth of our nation — as well as the founding of Penn (where Dr. Rush was the first famous professor and writer.) In honor of Homecoming, we’ll host a talk with Fried about how and why he rediscovered this forgotten and controversial signer, patriot and medical visionary — joined by some of the Penn alumni who worked on the book as undergraduates.

STEPHEN FRIED (C ’79) is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author who teaches at Penn and at Columbia (in the departments of journalism and psychiatry.) He is the author of seven acclaimed nonfiction books, most recently RUSH: Revolution, Madness and Benjamin Rush, The Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father (Crown). A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, his work has appeared in SmithsonianVanity FairGQGlamour, and Philadelphia magazine. Fried lives in Philadelphia, with his wife, author Diane Ayres.