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March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Evening with Nerd Nite Founder Matt Wasowski, Laura Chaibongsai ,and Melissa Blundell-Osorio

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Books & Books

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Date:
March 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Phone:
305.442.4408

Books & Books and Nerd Nite present…

AN EVENING WITH MATT WASOWSKI

discussing

How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi: Collected Quirks of Science, Tech Engineering and Math from Nerd Night  

(St. Martin’s Press, $30.00)

featuring

Laura Chaibongsai and Melissa Blundell-Osorio

Saturday, March 9, 6 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books and Nerd Nite are proud to present an evening with Nerd Nite cofounder Matt Wasowski presenting his new book: How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi: Collected Quirks of Science, Tech Engineering and Math from Nerd Night (St. Martin’s Press, $30.00). He will be joined by Nerd Nite Miami presenters Laura Chaibongsai and Melissa Blundell-Osorio.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Event:

Nerd Nite Miami celebrates the launch of HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE FUNGI, by Nerd Nite co-founders Matt Wasowski and Chris Balakrishnan

Presenters:

Laura Chaibongsai–Military Marine Mammals: Dolphins So Smart They Should Give Their Own Nerd Nite Presentation

Melissa Blundell-Osorio–Sex, Drugs, and Happiness

Matt Wasowski, Nerd Nite co-founder–special presentation

In the vein of Atlas Obscura and Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry, HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE FUNGI (Feb 20, St. Martin’s Press) is a collection of wacky, fascinating pieces on STEM topics, from the global science phenomenon Nerd Nite.

For 21 years, Nerd Nite has delivered to live audiences around the world the most interesting, fun, and informative presentations about science, history, the arts, pop culture, and more. Now, Nerd Nite co-founders and college pals Matt Wasowski and Chris Balakrishnan bring readers the quirky and accessible science content that they crave–in book form. The resulting range of topics is fascinating and vast, including:

• The Mathematics of Gossip
• The Science of the Hangover
• Birds and the Zombie Apocalypse
• The History of the Jumpsuit
• The Importance of Talking Sh*t: How Microbes From Your Poop Can Save Lives

Started in 2003, Nerd Nite is a monthly speaking event (like TED Talks™…but for everyone) held in 100+ cities worldwide during which folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines, while the audience drinks along.

Hilariously inspired by Dale Carnegie’s iconic book, HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE FUNGI features narratives, bursts, and infographics on all things STEM from scientists around the world.

About the Book:

In the vein of acclaimed popular-science bestsellers such as Atlas Obscura, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry, The Way Things Work, What If?, and Undeniable, the co-founders of the global science organization Nerd Nite bring readers a collection of wacky, yet fascinating STEM topics.

For 20 years, Nerd Nite has delivered to live audiences around the world, the most interesting, fun, and informative presentations about science, history, the arts, pop culture, you name it. There hasn’t been a rabbit hole that their army of presenters hasn’t been afraid to explore. Finally, after countless requests to bring Nerd Nite to more fans across the globe, co-founders and college pals Matt Wasowski and Chris Balakrishnan are bringing readers the quirky and accessible science content that they crave in book form, focused on STEM and paired with detailed illustrations that make the content pop. The resulting range of topics is quirky and vast, from kinky, spring-loaded spiders to the Webb telescope’s influence on movie special effects.

Hilariously named after Dale Carnegie’s iconic book, How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi features narratives, bursts, and infographics on all things STEM from scientists around the world. Chapters are sure to make you laugh-out-loud, with titles such as “The Science of the Hangover,” “What Birds Can Teach Us About the Impending Zombie Apocalypse,” and “Lessons from the Oregon Trail.”

With fascinating details, facts, and illustrations, combined with Chris and Matt’s incredible connections to organizations such as the Discovery Network and the Smithsonian Institution, How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi is sure to reach joyful STEM enthusiasts of all ages around the world.


About the Author:

Matt Wasowski has been the head of Nerd Nite since 2006 and organizes conferences for SAE International. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Non-Fiction Creative Writing from The New School.