Nick Davis, Author of Competing with Idiots

November 16, 2021 Atlanta $11.00 - $36.00
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MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents


Nick Davis, Competing with Idiots: Herman and Joe Mankiewicz, a Dual Portrait 


In Conversation with Ben Mankiewicz host of Turner Classic Movies.


A fascinating, complex dual biography of Hollywood’s most dazzling—and famous—brothers, and a dark, riveting portrait of competition, love, and enmity that ultimately undid them both.

One most famous for having written Citizen Kane (with Orson Welles, as most recently portrayed in David Fincher’s acclaimed Netflix film, Mank); the other, All About Eve; one, who only wrote screenplays but believed himself to be a serious playwright, slowly dying of alcoholism and disappointment; the other, a four-time Academy Award-winning director, auteur, sorcerer, and seducer of leading ladies, one of Hollywood’s most literate and intelligent filmmakers.




Nick Davis is a writer, director, and producer. He lives in New York City.


A Cappella Books is the official bookseller of the National JCC Literary Consortium.


All books include shipping to the US and Canada only. Books will be shipped after the event and can take 7 – 10 business days to receive due to Covid-related USPS delays!


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Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Marcus Jewish Community Center
5342 Tilly Mill Rd.
Atlanta, 30350
$11.00 Virtual Ticket
$36.00 Book + Free Ticket/VIRTUAL ONLY
$11.00 In Person Ticket
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