Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. Many Puget Sound region readers followed journalist Kirsten Grind's coverage of the Washington Mutual Bank failure in the pages of the Puget Sound Business Journal. She has deepened, developed, and expanded that workfor which she and colleagues Jeanne Lang Jones and Alwyn Scott were named Pulitzer Prize finalistsinto a compelling new, full-length book, The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington MutualThe Biggest Bank Failure in American History (Simon and Schuster). "Grind pens a lucid, entertaining guide to the delusions and frauds powering the debacle, from Fed chief Alan Greenspan's rose-tinted economic forecasts on to the falsified documents that put people with no income, assets, or perhaps even pulses, into mortgages they could never repay. Hers is one of the best accounts yet of WaMu's demise." – Publishers Weekly. Kirsten Grind is now a reporter with The Wall Street Journal. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via www.brownpapertickets.com (1-800-838-3006). Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). Preferred seating for Town Hall members. For more information on this evening, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, Town Hall at (206) 652-4255, or see www.townhallseattle.org.