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Let’s stay on point, just one more weekend before a season of merriment, family, friends, and good times.
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. This chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in person in over 20 years.
It focuses on Segway inventor Dean Kamen, his fascinating life and his work to solve the world’s water crisis. Eccentric genius, Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim, and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. It’s about an indomitable man who just might have enough innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis affecting billions.