If you’re a first-time visitor to this site, please note that I’ve posted chapter 1 in its entirety. Just scroll down and look for the entry labeled “The Hot Seat.”
In other news: a new review in The Washington Post appeared today. You can read it here.
This week, I’m heading south for events in Nashville, Memphis, and Atlanta. Schedule below. If you’re in the vicinity, please consider stopping by and saying hello.
Nashville, Wednesday, July 21
Sometime between 9 and 10 A.M., I’m appearing on WSMV-TV’s morning show, “Better Nashville.” The main event happens that night at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, starting at 5 P.M. Many thanks to the Nashville Public Library Foundation, event organizers McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations (world’s best organizer of literary shindigs), and Davis-Kidd Booksellers.
Memphis, Thursday, July 22nd
Doing several broadcast interviews in Memphis: WKNO’s “Checking on the Arts,” WREG-TV (airing around 9:35 A.M.), WYPL’s Booktalk, and WUMR-FM. Talking about the book that afternoon, 6 P.M., at Davis-Kidd, 387 Perkins Extension.
In Memphis, I have cannily kept my afternoon schedule free for barbecue eating—aiming to hit three places in four hours. (And, no, I’m not kidding. I’ve been training for this.) Please send recommendations and addresses if you know of “the best” place in town.
Atlanta, Friday, July 23rd and Monday, July 26th
Appearing at Eagle Eye Bookstore on Friday at 6, 2076 North Decatur Road, Decatur, Georgia.
On Monday I’m doing an event at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in downtown Atlanta, 101 Auburn Avenue Northeast. (A great library. Auburn Avenue’s archives has a vast collection of old newspaper stories that were invaluable in my research.) Joining me there will be RALPH BOSTON, a Laurel, Miss., native—quoted in the book—and a legend in the world of track and field. Boston won a gold medal in the long jump at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.