TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH | 7:00PM At The Roosevelt School at Long Island University Theodore's Books and Long Island University proudly present an evening at The Roosevelt School with journalist Mark Chiusano! Join us at 7:00pm as he sits in conversation with former Congressman Steve Israel to discuss and sign his new book, The Fabulist, the bizarre, page-turning, and frankly hysterical story of America’s most outrageous grifter—US Representative George Santos. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Copies of The Fabulist will be available for purchase at the event. EVENT INFORMATION: DOORS: 6:30PM SHOWTIME: 7:00PM EVENT ADDRESS: 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548 MAP: https://liu.edu/post/Campus-Life/Campus-map *Roosevelt School is #54 on the map. ABOUT THE BOOK: America has grown used to larger-than-life politicians: Teflon Don, AOC, MTG, Dark Brandon, and all the rest have injected DC politics with an unmistakable edge of celebrity flair and tabloid intrigue. Yet in 2022, a new player on the national scene outshone them all. George Anthony Devolder Santos, and his revolving door of pseudonyms, shed glaring new light on how far we’d all let our politics slide as his claimed resume was shred to bits in the wake of a longshot run to office from New York’s 3rd Congressional District. From Wall Street gigs to an amateur volleyball career, from embellished claims of Jewish heritage to a fabricated 9/11 story involving his mother’s death, Santos’s legend continued to grow as his web of lies evaporated in real time. And the only thing wilder than this charlatan embedding himself in the warm, consequence-evading arms of our nation’s capital was the Queens con artist’s refusal to bow his head in shame. The Santos show continues, as he joins the ranks of high-wattage fakers like Anna Delvey and Elizabeth Holmes. Newsday alum and PEN/Hemingway honoree Mark Chiusano tells the full (well, as full as can be given the subject) story of Santos here for the first time. From humble years spent in Brazil, to glamorous nights on the west side of Manhattan, to the stunning small-time scams employed to ease his slippery climb up the American society ladder, The Fabulist tells a story you’ll have to read for yourself to believe…and even then, it’s George Santos, so who’s to say for sure. Combining the very best of boots-on-the-ground journalism, dishy backroom dealings, and glittery details about Gold Coast mansions and bodice-baring drag shows that’d feel just as at home in your next summer beach read, The Fabulist is truly stranger than fiction. MARK CHIUSANO is the author of The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos and Marine Park, which received an honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award. His work has appeared in outlets such as McSweeney's, Zyzzyva, Guernica, The Drift, Time, Tin House, NPR, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, spent some summers playing baseball in Switzerland, worked at Alfred A. Knopf and Vintage Books, wrote a city column for amNewYork, and served as a columnist and editorial board member and sometime podcast maker for Newsday. He teaches at City Tech and is a co-editor of the fiction substack Works Progress. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, journalist and writer Charlotte Alter. PLEASE NOTE: All books signed at this event must be purchased from Theodore's Books.