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Former New York Times reporter Daniel Simpson at Couth Buzzard Books tonight

Former New York Times reporter Daniel Simpson will discuss his new book, “A Rough Guide to the Dark Side: Or Why I Quit My Job at the New York Times, To Get Myself Mixed Up With Balkan Gangsters!” from 7-9 tonight at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Ex-NY Times Correspondent Daniel Simpson threw away a career as a foreign correspondent, aghast at his paper’s pro-war propaganda. Instead, he tried to start a Summer of Love. Renamed Raoul Djukanovic, he had visions of changing the Balkans with a music festival. A Rough Guide to the Dark Side relates how that dream went spectacularly wrong, leaving him fried on drugs in a hunt for the meaning of life.

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