How I Disrupted an Industry, Fell from Grace, and Came Back Stronger Than Ever: A Conversation with Steve Madden


Oct 15, 2020 | 8:00 pm -

Oct 15, 2020 |

Everyone knows Steve Madden’s name and his shoes, but few are familiar with his story. Over the past thirty years Steve Madden has taken his eponymous shoe company from the fledgling start-up he founded with a mere $1,100 to a global, multi-billion-dollar brand. But Madden’s mistakes, from his battle with addiction to the financial shortcuts that landed him in prison, are as important to his story as his most iconic shoes. In this raw, intimate, and ultimately inspiring book, Madden holds nothing back as he shares what it took to get here and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

This virtual event will be held in partnership with the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Book Festival, as well as part of our Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Fall Speaker Series. For a full list of speakers, visit

Cost is $11 for one virtual ticket or $36 for ticket and one copy of book (includes shipping). Click here to register. For more information, please email [email protected].