Sept. 13: Too Smart to Be Conned? Think Again!

MariaScience Writers in New York invites you to spend an evening with Maria KonnikovaNew York Times-bestselling author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Maria will talk about her work, answer questions from the audience, and sign books that
will be available for discount purchase.

David Levine, SWINY co-chair, will introduce Maria and moderate the Q&A.

Free for 2016 dues-paid SWINY members
$10 for nonmembers

Refund/cancellation Policy: SWINY will refund admission fees provided we are notified by noon on Monday,  Sept. 12.

Event  details are below. Space is limited, so please RSVP by Sept. 7 at

Reviews of the Confidence Game

“From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings readers into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us.” (Good Reads).

“It’s a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime.” —Erik Larson, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil in the White City

Watch Maria on Real Time with Bill Maher discussing Donald Trump.

About Maria Konnikova
Maria’s New Yorker column focuses on psychology and culture. Her work has appeared in The AtlanticThe New York TimesSlateCalifornia SundayPacific StandardThe New RepublicThe Paris ReviewThe Wall Street JournalSalonThe Boston GlobeThe ObserverScientific American MINDWIREDScientific American, and many other publications. Maria graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University and was formerly a producer for the Charlie Rose show on PBS.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)
188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street

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