Gunn Memorial Library on Wykeham Road in Washington will present a program and interview with Philip Delves Broughton, author of "The Art of the Sale: Learning the Masters about the Business of Life," Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Copies of Mr. Broughton's book will be available for signing.

The book is an examination of the alchemy of successful selling and its essential role in just about every aspect of human experience.

When Mr. Broughton went to Harvard Business School, an experience he wrote about in his New York Times bestseller "Ahead of the Curve," he was baffled to find that sales was not on the curriculum.

Sales plays a part in everything, not just in clinching a deal but in convincing people of an argument, getting a job, attracting a mate, or getting a child to eat his broccoli. Mr. Broughton decided to assemble his own master class in the art of selling.

For more information, call 860-868-7586.