Talk & Discussion

Maria Konnikova: The Confidence Game

14 Jun 2016

 / 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 / Free
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Hear New York Times bestselling author Maria Konnikova in conversation with Bookomi founder Richard Killgarriff on her new book The Confidence Game– a compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists and the people who fall for their cons over and over again.

Cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, but true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again?