Brad Balukjian

About the Author

Brad Balukjian, PhD [Bu-lewk-gee-in] has chosen two careers, journalist and scientist, which converge on pursuit of the truth. He has been published in Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and many others. His first book, The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife, hit #7 on the LA Times bestseller list and was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2020. He is a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences, and he discovered 17 species of insects (green flash bugs) in Tahiti, one of which he named after Harrison Ford. He lives on the road, where he’s in an open relationship with his VCR.

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April 2024

  • Reading and Signing

    Parthenon Books hosts Brad Balukjian to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a reading and book signing.

    Parthenon Books | Syracuse, NY

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  • In-Store Reading with Abraham Josephine Riesman

    Riffraff Bookstore hosts Brad Balukjian and Abraham Josephine Rieseman for readings from their new books.

    Riffraff Bookstore | Providence, RI

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May 2024

  • In Discussion

    The Book Stall hosts Brad Balukjian for a book discussion. Register now.

    The Book Stall | Winnetka, IL

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  • In Discussion

    Boswell Book Company hosts Brad Balukjian for a discussion about his new book. Reserve a spot now.

    Boswell Book Company | Milwaukee, WI

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