Author Wes Moore takes questions at an event with the American Library Association in January 2014.
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Author Wes Moore takes questions at an event with the American Library Association in January 2014.
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Wes Moore Explains His Search For A Meaningful Life

Troubled youth to Rhodes Scholar.

U.S. Army paratrooper to White House fellow.

Wall Street banker to author and television host.

That’s a brief synopsis of the life path of Wes Moore, so far. He came to fame in 2010 when his first book “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” became a New York Times best seller.

In it Moore explores the commonalities and fateful differences between his life and the life of another young man with the same name. It became a “common read” — a book read and discussed by all incoming freshman -- at many colleges.

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Moore’s new book is “The Work: My Search for a Meaningful Life.” In it he shares wisdom gathered in his wide journey from friends and innovators who inspired him. The book explores service, self-discovery, risk-taking, success and the path toward a meaningful life.

Town Hall Seattle, Elliott Bay Book Company and The Northwest African American Museum presented this event on January 19, as part of the Civics series.

Sponsors included Boeing, The RealNetworks Foundation and the True Brown Foundation.

Thanks to Anna Tatistcheff for this recording