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As part of the PEN Center USA's Go West reading series, the journalist and author Chuck McFadden will read from and discuss his new book, Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown.

From the event website:

In this first biography of Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. in more than thirty years, Chuck McFadden explores the unique persona of one of the most idiosyncratic politicians in California history ... Concise, insightful, and enlivened by the events and personalities that colored the history of California, Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown provides an intimate portrait of the pugnacious, adept politician who has bucked national trends to become a leader of one of the largest economies in the world.