Book Festival of MJCCA brings big names to town


On Nov. 13, Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and former United Nations ambassador, will talk about her book, “If You Want Something Done” (MacMillan, $26.99). Part memoir and part appreciation for other women trailblazers, it highlights leaders such as Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Jeane Kirkpatrick.

And former congressman and ambassador to the U.N. Andrew Young will be in conversation with AJC reporter Ernie Suggs, who penned the biography “The Many Lives of Andrew Young” (NewSouth Books, $60) on Nov. 12.

Bringing a little stardust to the proceedings are two events featuring daughters talking about their celebrity parents. Clea Newman Soderlund will talk about her father, the subject of “Paul Newman: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man” (Penguin Random House, $32), on Nov. 15. The book is a candid telling of the actor’s life from his troubled…

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