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Emily Giffin, New York Times Bestselling Author

Emily Giffin did a complete U-turn in her career when a career as a corporate lawyer left her unsatisfied. She pursued her dream of being a writer. Her ability to write complex, fascinating and flawed characters has landed her on the New York Times best-seller list. She has written not one but eight best-selling novels and has developed a cult like following of devotees. Emily takes us to her favorite Seafood restaurant in Atlanta to eat the food she loves and talk about the anatomy of a best-selling page-turner.

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Kevin Kwan, Best-Selling Author

Born into an incredibly wealthy Singaporean family, Kevin Kwan came to the United States to attend college in Houston. His life took many different creative roads before he was inspired to pen the book, "Crazy Rich Asians" based on his family's life back in Singapore. The New York Times best-selling novel became a cultural phenomenon and the first movie starring an all Asian cast in 25 years. Kevin was named by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

  • 2020-08-16T14:30:00-07:00
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M. Night Shyamalan, Director

As writer and director of blockbuster hit movies such as "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable," Night has been able to hone the craft of "scaring the living daylights" of moviegoers with his suspenseful and often terrifying flicks. He has undoubtedly reached careers highs and dramatic career lows. At his favorite restaurant in Philadelphia acclaimed restaurant Vetri Cucina, Night dishes on how to stay on the creative cutting-edge and what he hopes his legacy is in life and film.

  • 2020-08-23T14:30:00-07:00
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Gitanjali Rao, Inventor

At the age of just 11 years old, Gitanjali dreamed up a solution to a problem many had overlooked. Inspired by watching the news coverage of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, Gitanjali invented a water treatment device that Flint residents could use in their homes to see if their water is safe. This invention has won her numerous national and international awards and accolades. Over Mexican comfort food, Gitanjali shares the basics of innovation and creativity and inspires us all to look more closely at big world problems in a more resourceful way.

  • 2020-08-30T14:30:00-07:00
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Katori Hall, Playwright

Columbia, Harvard and Juilliard educated, Katori Hall planned to be an actress until a fateful assignment at Harvard changed her direction. Instead, she became a playwright. Her play, The Mountaintop, about the final night before Martin Luther King's assassination, won critical acclaim making her the first black woman to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play. Over the tropical flavors of Jamaican dishes, Katori shares how she creates complex characters and how her mission is to be a voice for the disenfranchised and marginalized voices in America.

  • 2020-09-06T17:30:00-07:00
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Howard Schultz, Ceo, Starbucks

There is no more iconic CEO in this country than Howard Schultz. The green and white logo is in 75 countries and 28-thousand stores around the world, but it is the story of how it all started and the lessons learned along the way that is so remarkable. Howard takes us to his favorite Seattle restaurant Mamnoon, a Middle Eastern restaurant known for flavors so good "they'll make you cry." This restaurant is the backdrop for Howard to tell us about the heart and soul of his company and his future mission in the world.

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