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This event will be moderated by Fox 2's Alexis Wiley.

Please click the link to RSVP and to submit a question to Charlie LeDuff: http://detroitpubliclibrary.wufoo.com/forms/s7x2p7/

Charlie LeDuff is an American journalist, writer, and media personality. Previously of The Detroit News, he left in October 2010 after two years and joined Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK Ch. 2 to do on-air journalism. In 2012, a YouTube video of his reporting on Meals on Wheels became one of the top links of all time on the social network Reddit.LeDuff is the author of three books: US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man, Work and Other Sins, and Detroit: An American Autopsy.

LeDuff is best known, nationally, for his contributions to the 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series How Race Is Lived in America, and has also received a Meyer Berger Award for distinguished writing about New York City.  Regionally, LeDuff is known for his in-your-face interviews of local politicians and searing, yet creative and entertaining commentary on social issues affecting everyday citizens.  He's a guy who doesn't take himself too seriously, but always focuses his stories on extremely important and relevant issues that truly resonant with the metropolitan Detroit area.  Basically, Charlie LeDuff gives a damn and he can't wait to share his opinion and research with the masses.

Join the Detroit Public Library and Detroit Young Professionals as we present "Talk to Me...An Evening with Charlie LeDuff."  "Talk to Me" is a moderated, yet frank and open discussion between Charlie and the audience in an intimate setting.  We'll discuss his latest book, Detroit: An American Autopsy, and dive into LeDuff's world, where everything is on the table and 'off the chain.'  Books will be available for sale and a book-signing will follow the discussion.

Limited parking is available in the employee lot located off of Putnam, between Cass and Woodward, as well as on-street parking.

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