In case you missed Rachel on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, the clips are up now. In this first one she tells the story of the FDNY evacuating her building. In the other two she talks about current events and Drift.
A couple more clips are after jump. They also made a cocktail, but I'll post that separately for the "Drinks" list.
Rachel's book tour for the paperback release of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power is winding down - but it isn't over 'til it's over! You can still score tickets to one more event this weekend, if you plan to be in the NYC area.
This Saturday, April 20, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and Rachel will host a discussion + book signing event at Columbia University. The event will feature a conversation between Rachel and Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of the IAVA (and friend of TRMS), in addition to a book signing for all attendees. Doors open at 4pm EST.
Details and sign-up information can be found here. Tickets are a bit pricey, but the money goes toward the IAVA and all the great things they do for our veterans.
You can purchase your paperback copy of Drift here:
As Rachel's book tour for the paperback release of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power goes into its second month, the folks at Amherst College have been generous enough to share the video of her appearance there this past Saturday. This is especially fortuitous
since something odd seems to have happened to the recording of her Stanford appearance.*
The video doesn't embed, but the quality and hosting is good, so click the image to get there:
If you've already been to a Rachel reading or you've read the book and want to skip ahead to the Q&A, that starts around 39:00.
*Rachel just sent me a note that the Stanford clips play just fine for her. For me there's no audio, even if I try them on my phone. There is at least one other complaint about audio in the comments on that post, but no mention of it in the YouTube comments so the likelihood that it'll work for you seems high.
Rachel's book tour for the paperback release of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power took her back to her alma mater last week to speak at Stanford University's Center for Ethics in Society 25th Anniversary Celebration. They've been kind enough to release the talk on YouTube today and so we bring it to you here. It's long, so you may want to save it for a time when you've got a full hour to watch.
ADDING: And here's the Q&A portion of the Stanford talk:
Rachel autographed an entire bellman's cart worth of books last night - specifically, paperback copies of her book "Drift," for those attending tonight's "Drift" discussion at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
Disclaimer: Some Sharpie markers were harmed in the making of this book tour.
Adding: Other purchase links and an excerpt link after the jump...
So far we're seeing a smattering of photos and videos of Rachel's Drift tour date appearances. Yesterday's SXSW event was particularly resonant on Twitter and produced a couple of less common (but more fun) elements for the record.
Second is a peek at what Patrick Ashamalla calls his "sketchnotes" from SXSW, including Rachel's talk on the right page.
(I have heard that there will be some kind of highlight video of Rachel's SXSW talk, but so far I'm not aware of one.)
Heads up, Rachel is scheduled to do an AMA tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET. We figure that means she'll open the thread for questions around 10:30. I'll post the link here on the blog when it's up. The timing obviously coincides with the Drift-in-paperback book tour, but we expect the questions to be wide-ranging.
For those among us for whom the 7 a.m. hour is a mythical beast we only assume exists because counting requires it, here's Rachel this morning on NBC's Today show talking about the sequester and the themes in Drift.
If you follow @MaddowFans you may have seen a few of these already announced in respective local media, but here is the full list (subject to updates) of the tour dates for the paperback release of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power:
EVENT: A Cappella Books, in partnership with The AJC-Decatur Book Festival
DATE: Saturday, March 23; 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Atlanta Symphony Hall is located in the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. (Between 15th and 16th Streets)
EVENT: Free Library of Philadelphia Author Events
DATE: April 14
LOCATION: Free Library's Montgomery Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA
UPDATED LOCATION: Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
EVENT: The Kennedy Political Union at American University Lecture Series
DATE: Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Bender Arena,
Event is free and open to the public AU ID-holder only