Culture Klatsch: 92Y Q&A; With Judge Sol Wachtler

Judge Sol Wachtler once held the highest judicial office in New York state—chief judge of the Court of Appeals. He was arrested in 1992, and sentenced to 13 months of imprisonment in a federal mental health prison unit. He’s spent the last two decades quietly rebuilding his life, writing a memoir about his time in prison, and getting his law license back.

On June 7 he’ll stop by 92YTribeca to share insight into his bout with mental illness, his rehabilitation and the steps he has taken to rebuild his life.

We sent him the Culture Klatsch Q&A to learn more about his culture and media consumption habits. He made quick work of it. His favorite websites? “None.”

Where do you go for news when you start your day?

The New York Times, MSNBC.

What are your favorite websites?


How much do you use Twitter and Facebook (or other social networking services)?

Not at all.

What book are you currently reading (or the last one you read)? Print or digital?

The Dead Shall Rise (Oney), The Wizard of Lies (Henriques).

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