Here's the video of last night's event with Robert Caro and Mike Allen. It was very good, despite what were mostly insipid DC insider questions from the insipid DC insider Allen. Caro was so charming and genuine and took Allen's dumbass questions so seriously that there was a great discussion almost in spite of the moderator. It was interesting to me that despite Allen's self-conscious attempts to be clever and witty, Caro was by far the funnier participant. He has this great self-effacing genuineness that is hard to find these days.
Anyway, that's one big benefit of living in an important city. Furthermore, I got a copy of the book signed by the author!