Burn Book Talk: An Evening with Kara Swisher

Thu May 23 2024 at 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm UTC-07:00

Manny's | San Francisco

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Burn Book Talk: An Evening with Kara Swisher
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Kara Swisher will be talking with Platformer's Casey Newton about her new NYTimes Bestseller, "Burn Book"!
About this Event

Kara Swisher spills the tea in her new bestseller, Burn Book, and we get to hear all about it! Kara will be taking the stage with tech journalist, Casey Newton, to discuss all things book, big tech, and what's on deck for her.

The purchase of a ticket includes a book for you to take home!

We will also be hosting a special VIP pre-reception with Kara Swisher


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Kara Swisher is the host of "On with Kara Swisher" and the former host of “Sway,” the twice-weekly interview podcast about power by New York Times Opinion. She was a contributing Opinion writer at the New York Times since 2018 and writes a weekly newsletter.

Over her career, Ms. Swisher has hosted hundreds of newsmaking interviews, going head-to-head with prominent figures including Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Rupert Murdoch, Stacey Abrams, Kim Kardashian and President Barack Obama. Her early and no-holds-barred coverage of the technology industry earned her a reputation as "Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist."

Ms. Swisher studied at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she wrote her first technology story for the school paper (it was in 1980 — and the technology was pay phones). She subsequently received a graduate degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism, became an editor at The City Paper in Washington, D.C., and interned at The Washington Post, where she worked her way up to reporter and covered nascent digital companies like America Online (a.k.a. AOL).

Ms. Swisher moved to the San Francisco bureau of The Wall Street Journal in the 1990s as one of the first reporters on the internet beat and eventually began her popular "Boom Town" column. With her longtime collaborator Walt Mossberg, she was a co-producer of the technology conference "D: All Things Digital," where they interviewed major tech figures including Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. The duo later founded Recode, which was sold to Vox in 2015.

In addition to her contributions to The Times, Ms. Swisher is an editor-at-large at New York Media, host of the "Pivot" podcast and executive producer of the Code Conference. She is the author of "aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web," co-author of the sequel, "There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere," and currently penning a memoir that will be released by Simon and Schuster in 2022. She has previously appeared and consulted on "Silicon Valley," a show by HBO, which is now a part of WarnerMedia, and also hosts a companion podcast for season three of HBO’s "Succession."

She currently lives in Washington with her wife, various cats and dogs, and her three children.

Casey Newton is an American technology journalist, a former senior editor at The Verge, and the founder of, and writer for, the Platformer newsletter. He is also the co-host of the tech podcast, "Hard Fork."

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Manny's, 3092 16th Street, San Francisco, United States

Tickets

USD 40.00 to USD 65.00

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