Jeff Hobbs with Will Schwalbe

Jeff Hobbs with Will Schwalbe

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
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The bestselling, critically acclaimed, award-winning author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace presents a brilliant and transcendent work that closely follows four Los Angeles high school boys as they apply to college.

Four teenage boys are high school seniors at two very different schools within the city of Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the nation with nearly 700,000 students. Author Jeff Hobbs, writing with heart, sensitivity, and insight, stunningly captures the challenges and triumphs of being a young person confronting the future—both their own and the cultures in which they live—in contemporary America.

Jeff Hobbs graduated with a BA in English language and literature from Yale in 2002, where he was awarded the Willets and Meeker prizes for his writing. Prior to Show Them You're Good, he is the author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace and The Tourists. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Moderator Will Schwalbe has been Editor in Chief at Hyperion. He founded and ran Cookstr.com for six years. He is the author of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do it Better; The End of Your Life Book Club; and Books For Living, about how books can show us how to live each day more fully and with more meaning.