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Superstar Writer Mezrich Talks About His New Book and Upcoming Trip to RI

Sunday, July 02, 2017


Mezrich on LIVE

New York Times bestselling author Ben Mezrich, who has written a string of top selling books that have become blockbuster movies, joined GoLocal LIVE on Friday and talked with News Editor Kate Nagle.

Mezrich has a new book coming out on July 4 -- and will be visiting Rhode Island on July 8. 

His new book, Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures, is already being made into a movie.

"I've always been obsessed with woolly mammoths -- I always wanted to be Michael Crichton,“ said Mezrich.

"[In this book], the scientists are the good guys, and they're making the woolly mammoth for good reasons.This will be different from other 'monsters-go-haywire' movies,” he said. 

Anthony Quinn Foundation

Anthony Quinn Foundation on Saturday

Saturday, July 8 is an opportunity to meet Mezrich and researcher George Church, whose scientific research inspired this exciting new novel.  The event is 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Anthony Quinn Estate Bristol.

Tickets include a signed copy of the book and all proceeds will benefit the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program

Learn more and buy tickets here.

More About Mezrich

He has written more than a dozen top selling books and two of his best sellers Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions and The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal were made into blockbuster movies 21 and The Social Network.

Mezrich is ranked on Hollywood Reporter’s annual hot list: Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors.  

Bringing Down the House spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages. 


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