Bestselling writer Lisa Dickey comes to The Regulator to discuss her critically-acclaimed book, Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across A Changing Russia. Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times―in 1995, 2005 and 2015―making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back over the course of 20 years to see how their lives had changed. From the caretakers of a lighthouse in Vladivostok, to the Jewish community of Birobidzhan, to a group of gay friends in Novosibirsk, to a rap star in Moscow, Dickey profiles a wide cross-section of people in one of the most fascinating, dynamic and important countries on Earth. Including powerful photographs of people and places over time, Bears in the Streets offers an unprecedented on-the-ground view of Russia today.
Lisa Dickey helped write and/or edit seventeen published books, including eight New York Times bestsellers, on notable topics such as the musicians Herbie Hancock and Whitney Houston, modern citizenship with Gavin Newsome, overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, and the AOL/Time Warner merger. Learn more at: http://lisadickey.com