Lucette Lagnado


Thursday, November 29

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Author of the award-winning memoir The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

On Thursday November 29 more than 100 patrons heard author Lagnado discuss her award-winning memoir, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World. Wall Street Journal reporter Lagnado recounts how her once prosperous family lost everything including their identity when they fled her father’s beloved Cairo for New York in the 60s. The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit is a moving riches-to-rags story of loss, identity, faith, tradition and triumph that has been hailed by The New York Times as a “crushing, brilliant book.”