MUST LOVE TREES with Tobin Mitnick (Virtual)
April 18 • 7:00 pm$5.00
In Must Love Trees, Tobin Mitnick invites you to share his deeply personal connection to our forest companions in ways that expand the storied genre of nature writing. Full of fact, opinion, and humor—as well as beautiful drawings—of a vast selection of North American trees, Must Love Trees is part textbook, part memoir, and part comedy: a complete—and most unconventional—story of our forest pals ever told.
Virtual: $5 non-members and members. REGISTER HERE.
Copies of Must Love Trees are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.
About the Author:
Tobin Mitnick is an actor, comedian, and naturalist, widely known as @JewsLoveTrees on social media, where he has over 400,000 followers across platforms, has attracted attention from Wired Magazine (Best TikToks of 2020), the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and other publications for his combination of Mitnick’s love for trees, comedy, and sketch. For Mitnick, there are infinite ways to appreciate trees; from their rich historical and religious significance, to their critical presence in our future, to their superlative size and age, and even the strange and sometimes hilarious ways that human beings have chosen to interact with them. But while trees are an all-encompassing feature in his own life, he’d like for them to be a small part of everyone’s. He is an avid runner and marathoner, bonsai practitioner, and Universal Classic Horror Movie enthusiast. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Amanda, and daughter, Lucy.
About the Moderator:
Anita Morzillo is an assistant professor of human dimensions in the Department of Natural Resources & the Environment at the University of Connecticut. She received a dual PhD in fisheries and wildlife and ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on interactions between human activities and natural resources.
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers.