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VIRTUAL EVENT: Governor Andrew Cuomo & Billy Joel

Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm
Live on Zoom

Join us online for a very special evening with Governor Andrew Cuomo as he sits in conversation with Grammy Award-winning artist, Billy Joel, to discuss Governor Cuomo's New York Times bestseller, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic.

In order to access this event, you must purchase a ticket on EventBrite.


  • Access to the talk and conversation on Zoom

  • A SIGNED copy of American Crisis which will be shipped to the address you provide.

  • Shipping cost is included in ticket price.

When COVID-19 besieged the United States, New York State emerged as the global “ground zero” for a deadly contagion that threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions. Quickly, Governor Andrew Cuomo provided the leadership to address the threat, becoming the standard-bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed. With infection rates spiking and more people dying every day, the systems and functions necessary to combat the pandemic in New York—and America—did not exist. So Cuomo undertook the impossible. He unified people to rise to the challenge and was relentless in his pursuit of scientific facts and data. He quelled fear while implementing an extraordinary plan for flattening the curve of infection. He and his team worked day and night to protect the people of New York, despite roadblocks presented by a president incapable of leadership and addicted to transactional politics.

Taking readers beyond the candid daily briefings that became must-see TV across the globe, and providing a dramatic, day-by-day account of the catastrophe as it unfolded, American Crisis presents the intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment. In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic, sharing the decision-making that shaped his policy as well as his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government, the White House, and other state and local political and health officials. Real leadership, he shows, requires clear communication, compassion for others, and a commitment to truth-telling—no matter how frightening the facts may be.

Including a game plan for what we as individuals—and as a nation—need to do to protect ourselves against this disaster and those to come, American Crisis is a remarkable portrait of selfless leadership and a gritty story of difficult choices that points the way to a safer future for all of us.

Andrew Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, serving since 2011. He is the author of All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life and Crossroads: The Future of American Politics.

American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593239261
Availability: Available and Ships as Soon as Possible.
Published: Crown - October 13th, 2020

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Adult Event
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