"Reading Sam Harris is like drinking water from a cool stream on a hot day. He has the rare ability to frame arguments that are not only stimulating, they are downright nourishing, even if you don't always agree with him! In this new book he argues from a philosophical and a neurobiological perspective that science can and should determine morality. His discussions will provoke secular liberals and religious conservatives alike, who jointly argue from different perspectives that there always will be an unbridgeable chasm between merely knowing what is and discerning what should be. As was the case with Harris' previous books, readers are bound to come away with previously firm convictions about the world challenged, and a vital new awareness about the nature and value of science and reason in our lives."
"--"Lawrence M. Krauss, Foundation Professor and Director of the ASU Origins Project at Arizona State University", "author of" The Physics of Star Trek, " and", Quantum Man: Richard
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About the Author
Sam Harris’s diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film, and television to writer, director, and producer. His now legendary performances on TV’s Star Search
led to a multi-million selling recording career. Sam has nine studio CDs to his credit and has toured the world in concert, played The White House, Carnegie Hall, with the Boston Pops and with Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors
tour. He is also a Tony nominated Broadway star, (The Life, Grease, The Producers
) and starred in numerous off-Broadway productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
, Hair, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, The Jazz Singer
and The First Wives Club
. Sam was a series regular on the CBS series, The Class
, and has appeared on numerous television shows as an actor and also a popular talk show guest on everything from Leno to Oprah to Fallon. Behind the scenes, he created and co-wrote the TBS television series, Down to Earth
, the musical Hurry! Hurry! Hollywood!
, and Liza’s Back at the Palace
, (which won the Tony Award), co-produced the television special Love Letter to New York
, and wrote and directed the concert event New York's Finest
. He now adds author to his long list of accomplishments with the release of his first book: Ham: Slices of a Life
, a collection of essays and stories published by Simon & Schuster. Sam lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Danny, and their child, Cooper. For more information, please visit: SamHarris.com and Facebook.com/SamFans.