October 24, 2019: Former CIA Spy Amaryllis Fox with David Kipen

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:30pm. Buy tickets here. At the Ann & Jerry Moss Theater at the Herb Alpert Educational Village at New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica 90404.

Ticket: $20 One General Admission Ticket

Really Special Deal! $38 One General Admission ticket PLUS one copy of Amaryllis Fox’s new book.

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Fans of Homeland, and espionage stories in general, please take note: being a spy, and a spy who is a brilliant young woman, is one dangerous occupation. Thrilling and at times simply unbelievable for its jaw-dropping audacity, Amaryllis Fox’s memoir, Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, is nonfiction. It is not a fictional television show, but it could be one. When Amaryllis Fox was an undergraduate student at Oxford University, her friend and mentor, Daniel Pearl, was kidnapped and ferociously murdered by terrorists. This horror mobilized her to pursue a degree in Foreign Service at Georgetown– where she created an algorithm that predicted the creation of terrorist cells any place in the world. Experts took note, and the next thing she knew, the CIA recruited her at 21. After counter-terrorism training, learning how to wriggle out of handcuffs while imprisoned in the trunk of a car, acquiring the fine art of staying alive under torture, and digesting the best ways to commit suicide in case of enemy captivity, Fox infiltrated terrorist cells in some of the most dangerous areas of the world, including the Middle East and Asia. Amaryllis Fox proves that truth can be stranger–and more thrilling–than fiction.

In conversation with David Kipen, book critic, founder of Libros Schmibros, and author of a most wonderful cultural history of Los Angeles, Dear Los Angeles.

Writers Bloc thanks New Roads School for their gracious partnership in this program. We couldn’t do it without them. 


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Author photo credit: Jesse Stone