"Can everyone please move forward a bit? We're expecting a lot of people, so just tighten up as much as possible."
Lara Zarum, the Village Voice Elizabeth Warren reads from her memoir at the Strand.
An employee of the Strand bookstore in Manhattan strolled up Broadway between 12th and 13th streets, imploring the growing line of people snaking up the block to squeeze in closer to their neighbors. It was a miserably gray and windy April day, and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, who published a memoir, A Fighting Chance, in 2014, was slated to speak in the bookstore's third-floor Rare Book Room in less than an hour. The people in line were shivering — in anticipation of Warren's talk, sure, but mostly because the wind had turned what should have been a perfectly fine spring day into a trauma-inducing winter flashback.More »