The beloved host of NPR’s All Things Considered is on tour with his debut book, a memoir about the many places his broadcast career has taken him and the people he has encountered along the way. According to publisher HarperOne, The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening gives readers a deeper look at the stories behind some of Ari Shapiro’s most exceptional journalism work. From his time reporting from Air Force One with President Barack Obama to covering the flight of Syrian refugees and learning about the fight for social justice both here and abroad, Shapiro’s memoir-in-essays details the passion for storytelling that keeps him going, and the narratives that keep this passion alive. Originally from North Dakota, Shapiro came to D.C. in 2001 to intern with NPR’s Nina Totenberg. After several years working in the media organization’s London offices, Shapiro returned to the District in 2015 to begin hosting All Things Considered. During his career at NPR, Shapiro has reported on a variety of issues in a range of locations, earning consistent recognition in the journalism world. Needless to say, the awards section of his resume is quite long. For his hometown book event, Shapiro will be in conversation with CNN anchor, correspondent, and podcast host Audie Cornish, as well as some special guests. The conversation starts at 7 p.m. on March 27 at Sixth & I. sixthandi.org. $12–$36.