Big Ideas Night with The Dear Abby of the Workplace

Event with Alison Green, Author of ASK A MANAGER

May 22, 2018 in New York, NY

Just added for Tuesday, May 22–join us for a special Big Ideas Night with New York Magazine’s “Ask a Boss” columnist Alison Green as she discusses her new book, ASK A MANAGERHow to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work with Lizzie O’Leary, host of  “Marketplace Weekend,” and answers your questions about sticky office situations!

A must-read for anyone who works.”— (Starred) Booklist

Clear and concise in its advice, and expansive in its scope, ASK A MANAGER is the book I wish I’d had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let’s be honest, fifteen years in). Alison Green’s pragmatic approach to solving workplace dilemmas—from taking criticism to dishing it out—will make you not only a better, happier employee, it will help you tolerate less-than-perfect managers and put you well on your way to having their job someday…and doing it better.”

—Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, Get Your Sh*t Together, and You Do You

Random House’s Big Ideas Night series—held at the publisher’s flagship offices in Manhattan—is a forum for thought-provoking conversations with writers on the topics of politics, world affairs, technology, philanthropy, and more. These focused dialogues offer exclusive access for guests to dive deeper into a recently released book with fellow readers, and to network and engage directly with the innovators behind it.

Event Details

What was Included

  • Meet & Greet with Alison Green
  • Signed copy of ASK A MANAGER
  • Wine & hors d'oeuvres

Date & Time

May 22, 2018
Doors Open at 6:00PM; Conversation begins at 6:30PM; Book Signing to Follow to 8:00PM


New York, NY

Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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Travel Details

Location Big Ideas Night is held at Random House, located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The address for Random House is 1745 Broadway between W 55th and 56th Streets, New York, NY 10019. Random House is near the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q and R trains at 7th Avenue/57th Street; B, D and E trains at 7th Avenue/53rd Street and 1, A , B, C, and D trains at 59th Street/Columbus Circle.

How do I reserve my seat? Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

Where can I contact Random House with any questions? For questions or suggestions, please email For information regarding a press pass, please contact Sally Marvin at Random House at 212-572-2143 or

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, there is no need to bring a printed ticket to the event. Your name will be on the guest list.

What is the refund policy? Refunds will be granted until Friday, May 18 at 6:30pm EST. After that time, tickets will be non-exchangeable, non-refundable and non-transferable. To obtain a refund, please request one through Eventbrite or email Refund requests will be processed within 48 hours.

Is my ticket transferrable? No, unfortunately your ticket is non-transferable. 

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About the Hosts

© Ginny Filer

ALISON GREEN runs the Ask a Manager blog, where she answers readers’ questions daily on office and management issues. She also writes the workplace advice column Ask a Boss for New York magazine’s The Cut, and is the co-author of Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager’s Guide to Getting Resultsand the former chief of staff of a successful nonprofit organization, where she oversaw day-to-day staff management.