Program Description
Mental Health Awareness
The Best Minds: A Story Of Friendship, Madness, And The Tragedy Of Good Intentions

Mon / May 20 / 7:00 pm / 87th Street and Online
Jonathan Rosen and Rabbi Lori Koffman

Named a Top 10 Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, and one of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2023, The Best Minds is a haunting and deeply moving memoir that investigates the forces that led author Jonathan Rosen’'s closest childhood friend, Michael Laudor — who was widely celebrated for overcoming a severe psychotic disorder — from the height of promise to the killing of his fiancée. A story about friendship, love, and the bonds of community, The Best Minds explores the ways in which we understand — and fail to understand — mental illness.

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