This weekend at Politics & Prose, DC's premier indie bookstore, there are two don't-miss author events. With this heat (115 degrees??) there's no reason to go outside, especially when all the literary heat is on the inside.
From the P&P website...
Don't Kill The Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life
Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:00 pm
This memoir from the award-winning poet chronicles Beasley’s life-long allergies to...just about everything. A partial list of what she must avoid includes dairy, soy, beef, shrimp, cucumbers, and mustard. Thriving despite the constant threats, Beasley tells her story with wit and humor, examines the science of allergies, and offers advice to fellow sufferers.
Publisher: Crown, 7/2011
Daisy Buchanan's Daughter
Sunday, July 24, 2011 5:00 pm
GQ’s “The Critic” and author of Gilligan’s Wake, Carson in his third novel lets one Pamela Buchanan Murphy Gerson Cadwaller talk about her life, loves, and exploits from the vantage point of her 86th birthday. Just a few of the highlights: her experience as a war reporter on Omaha beach, stepping out with Marlene Dietrich, and comforting LBJ when events went against him.
Publisher: Paycock Press 6/2011
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