Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World

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Taught by Brooke Borel

Brooke Borel is a journalist and author. She's a contributing editor at Popular Science and she has also written for the Guardian, the Atlantic, BuzzFeed News, Aeon, and PBS's NOVA Next, among others. Her books include Infested and The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. Check out her work at or follow her on Twitter @brookeborel

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Got bed bugs? Or scared to death you will one day? Don’t worry: we can get through this together. Come to the Brainery for a night of bed bug tales with Brooke Borel, whose popular science book about the critters debuted last month. The book takes the reader from the invisible cracks of a bedroom to an improbable adventure that includes bed bug research labs, the front row of the Off-Off-Broadway rock opera BEDBUGS!!! and a bat roost in the Czech Republic.

Brooke will give a short talk on bed bugs and read selections of her book. Then the floor is all yours for a Q&A. After, you’ll have time to mingle with other guests over complimentary beer and wine. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


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