Television news journalist Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's morning news program "Morning Joe" and author of two bestselling nonfiction books, will appear at New Canaan Library at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, to introduce her latest book, "Obsessed: America's Food Addiction -- And My Own."

She will be joined in the conversation with her co-host Joe Scarborough and Diane Smith, her friend and book contributor. The event is part of the library's Authors on Stage series and is co-sponsored by Elm Street Books.

In "Obsessed," Brzezinski proposes a more honest appraisal as to why the nation is getting heavier every year. On "Morning Joe," she often speaks passionately about improving America's eating habit, and she isn't afraid to use the word "fat." "Obsessed" tackles the nation's problem, but takes a personal turn as she lets the reader in on her own history of food obsession, distorted body image and struggles to be thin. She believes it's time to put shame behind and take a hard look at the food we eat and our addiction to it.

Drawing on her own experiences and the story of a good friend struggling to drop 70 pounds, Brzezinski offers insight from notables in every field -- among them, White House Chef Sam Kass, the late Nora Ephron, Gayle King, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- as to what works for them and their own discoveries about food and diet.

Brzezinski also is the author of "All Things at Once and Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth." She is the mother of two daughters and is married to an investigative journalist at ABC.

Scarborough previously hosted "Scarborough Country." In addition to his career in television, Scarborough is the author of The New York Times best seller "The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise."

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Smith is a TV journalist, radio talk show host and author. An Emmy Award-winning TV journalist, Smith has been on the air in Connecticut since 1982. She is the anchor and senior producer for program development at CT-N, where she promotes transparency and citizen engagement in democracy.

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