Adam Gopnik | The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery

Recorded Mar 21, 2023
Direct Download: 20230321-adamgop.mp3

Featuring magician, Justin Gilmore

A staff writer at The New Yorker for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the MoonThe Table Comes FirstAt the Strangers’ Gate, and A Thousand Small Sanities, a “witty, humane, learned” (The New York Times) defense of liberalism amidst the dogmatic divisions of our time. He is also a sought-after public speaker, widely anthologized essayist, and has collaborated as both a librettist and lyric writer on several musical projects. A three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award and a winner of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting, Gopnik was decorated with the French Republic’s medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. An examination of the fundamental question of just how it is that we acquire skills, The Real Work delves into the processes used by a variety of master artists, professionals, and instructors. 

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