Join us at the Library to hear from author Mark Rozzo about his new book, Everybody Thought We Were CrazyDennis Hopper, Brooke Hayward, and 1960s Los Angeles.


A tale of love, art, Hollywood, and heartbreak, Everybody Thought We Were Crazy is the intimate saga of one couple whose own rise and fall—from youthful creative flowering to disorder and chaos—mirrors the very shape of the decade.


Mark Rozzo is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Esquire, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Oxford American, the Washington Post, and many others. He teaches nonfiction writing at Columbia University.

JAMES KAPLAN has been writing noted fiction, journalism, and biography for overfour decades. His essays and reviews, as well as more than a hundred major profiles of figures ranging from Madonna to Helen Gurley Brown, Calvin Klein to John Updike, Miles Davis to Meryl Streep, and Arthur Miller to Larry David, have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York. 3 Shades of Blue, Kaplan’s account of how Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Bill Evans came together to make the greatest jazz album of all time, Kind of Blue, will be published by Penguin in Spring 2023.
James Kaplan lives in Westchester, New York.