Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly: The Education of Brett Kavanaugh (UCC Event)

We are pleased to partner with the University Club of Chicago as they host New York Times reporters Kate Kelly and Robin Pogrebin for a luncheon event. The authors will be discussing and signing copies of their new book , The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.

"A remarkable work of slowed-down journalism...They are doing their jobs as journalists and writing the first draft of history." --Jill Filipovic, The Washington Post

The Club has a business casual dress code; no denim, please. For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847-446-8880. Can't make the event? We can arrange to get you a signed copy of the book.

About the Book: In September 2018, the F.B.I. was given only a week to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. But even as Kavanaugh was sworn in to his lifetime position, many questions remained unanswered, leaving millions of Americans unsettled.

During the Senate confirmation hearings that preceded the bureau's brief probe, New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly broke critical stories about Kavanaugh's past, including the "Renate Alumni" yearbook story. They were inundated with tips from former classmates, friends, and associates that couldn't be fully investigated before the confirmation process closed. Now, their book fills in the blanks and explores the essential question: Who is Brett Kavanaugh?

The Education of Brett Kavanaugh paints a picture of the prep-school and Ivy-League worlds that formed our newest Supreme Court Justice. By offering commentary from key players from his confirmation process who haven't yet spoken publicly and pursuing lines of inquiry that were left hanging, it will be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand our political system and Kavanaugh's unexpectedly emblematic role in it.

Robin Pogrebin is a reporter on the New York Times's Culture Desk, where she covers the art world and cultural institutions--exploring the internal politics, finances, and governance of museums, auction houses, galleries, and performing arts organizations. She has covered the media for the Business Desk and city news for the Metro Desk. Prior to the Times, she was a reporter at the New York Observer and an associate producer at ABC News for Peter Jennings's documentary unit. She attended Riverdale Country School in New York and graduated from Yale College in 1987.

Kate Kelly is a reporter for the New York Times who covers Wall Street. She is also an experienced television broadcaster and the author of Street Fighters, the bestselling account of the bank failure that touched off the financial crisis. Her reporting focuses on big banks, the worlds of trading and lending, and the crucial players setting financial policy both in business and in politics. Prior to the Times, she worked at the New York Observer, the Wall Street Journal, and CNBC. She attended the National Cathedral School in Washington and graduated from Columbia College in 1997.

Event date: 

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Event address: 

University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe
The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593084397
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Portfolio - September 17th, 2019

"A remarkable work of slowed-down journalism...They are doing their jobs as journalists and writing the first draft of history." —Jill Filipovic, The Washington Post

"...Generous but also damning."  —Hanna Rosin, The New York Times