Amy Schneider at First Parish Church
In the Form of a Question:
The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life
in conversation with EMIKO TAMAGAWA
October 5, 2023
7:00 PM ET
First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
$40.00 (book included)
Harvard Book Store welcomes record-breaking Jeopardy! champion AMY SCHNEIDER for a discussion of her new memoir In the Form of a Question: The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life. She will be joined in conversation by EMIKO TAMAGAWA—producer for Here and Now on WBUR.
Tickets include admission for one and one hardcover copy of In the Form of a Question: The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life. AMY SCHNEIDER will sign attendees' books after the presentation.
About In the Form of a Question
In eighth grade, Amy was voted “Most likely to appear on Jeopardy!” by her classmates. Decades later, this trailblazer finally got her chance. Not only did she walk away with $1.3 million while captivating the world with her impressive forty-game winning streak, but she made history and won an even greater prize—the joy of being herself on national television and blazing a trail for openly queer and transgender people around the world. Now, she shares her singular journey that led to becoming an unlikely icon and hero to millions. Her super power: Boundless curiosity and fearless questioning.
In the Form of a Question explores some of the innumerable topics that have fascinated Amy throughout her life—books and music, Tarot and astrology, popular culture and computers, sex and relationships—but they all share the same purpose: to illustrate, and celebrate, the results of a lifetime spent asking, why?
Praise for In the Form of a Question
“In this funny, candid, and confident debut, Amy takes us along on her lifelong journey of discovery, about the world and about herself. This is no ordinary Jeopardy! memoir—but then again, Amy Schneider is no ordinary Jeopardy! champion.” —Ken Jennings
“Let Amy Schneider explain absolutely everything to you. This brazen, fearless book shows how curiosity and a nose for weirdness can literally change your life—and true to form, instead of telling you the answers, it'll help you find better questions.” —Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky
Masks are encouraged but not required for this event.
Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes
As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.
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