April 10, 2014
Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events
Mingledorff-Lorimer Lecture in Print Media
Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
A.J. Jacobs, best-selling author and "Esquire" magazine editor at large is the speaker for the 2014 Mingledorff-Lorimer Lecture in Print Media sponsored by the UGA Libraries. A reception will follow.
Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four "New York Times" bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. He is also a commentator on NPR and a columnist for "Mental Floss" magazine. In addition to his books, Jacobs written for "The New York Times," "Entertainment Weekly" and "New York" magazine. He has appeared on "Oprah," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," CNN, "The Dr. Oz Show," "Conan" and "The Colbert Report." He is a periodic commentator on NPR’s "Weekend Edition Saturday," where he dispenses world-shaking historical trivia, including segments on tennis, royalty and congress behaving badly.
The Mingledorff-Lorimer Lecture in Print Media was established in 1997 by Huldah Lorimer Mingledoff to honor her father-in-law, George Horace Lorimer, who was the editor of the "Saturday Evening Post" during its heyday. The George Horace Lorimer Collection is located in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.