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Barry, Breslin in double act

By Irish Echo Staff

Journalists Jimmy Breslin and Dan Barry will discuss immigration at a joint lecture Thursday evening, Nov. 4 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West in Manhattan.

During the discussion, Breslin will revisit his 2002 book "The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez. "The book, which the legendary journalist considers his personal favorite among the many he has written, chronicles the life and tragic death of an undocumented worker from Mexico. It also explores the broader issues of municipal corruption and U.S. border policy.

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Dan Barry writes the column "This Land" for The New York Times and has written extensively about city politics. Both men attended the recent Irish American Writers & Artists awards night in Manhattan where actor Brian Dennehy was the main honoree.

The talk will begin at 6.30 p.m. and there is a fifty percent ticket discount for Echo readers. Readers can use the discount code word "echo" when ordering tickets. This will result in tickets at the members price of $10, according to the organizers. Call SmartTix at (212) 868-4444 for tickets.