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November 2009 Authors @ Your Library

St. Louis, MO ... The St. Louis Public Library is proud to present a month full of interesting authors including:

Hulk Hogan will sign copies of his book My Life Outside the Ring at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. The even takes place on November 2 at 7 p.m. Books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.

This is a book signing only. In order to get in line to meet Hulk Hogan, you must have a copy of his new book, My Life Outside the Ring. Only Hogan’s new book will be signed. Absolutely NO MEMORABILIA or other books will be signed. Please dress for the weather and prepare to wait outside in the event of a long line.

Hogan burst onto the professional wrestling scene in the late seventies and went on to become a world wrestling champion. From humble beginnings, Hogan became one of the most recognizable celebrities through sheer will, grit, and determination. The last two years have tested Hogan more than any other in his lifetime. In My Life Outside the Ring, Hogan recounts recent events, revealing how he has emerged from the battle feeling stronger than ever.

*   Timothy Egan stops by the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Avenue on November 4 at 7 p.m. He will discusses and sign The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America. Books will available for purchase from Left Bank Books. This event is cosponsored by Left Bank Books.

In 1910, the drought-stricken forests of Washington, Idaho, Montana, were hit with a roaring inferno that demolished towns and timber. Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the fire. Equally dramatic is the story of President Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester’s idea of public land as national treasure.

*   Robert Fishbone discusses and signs Selling the Scream on November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Avenue. Books will be available for purchase from the author.

*   The book chronicles his saga as an artist in business who grew a company known around the world for great-selling museum products. The book is also a blueprint for starting, running, and growing a business based on crazy ideas. With a background in music and storytelling, Fishbone’s workshops and talks are as entertaining as they are informative.

*   Toriano Porter discusses and signs The Pride of Park Avenue. The event takes place on November 17 at 7 p.m. at the Carpenter Branch, 2209 S. Grand Boulevard. Books will be available for purchase from the author.

The Pride of Park Avenue is a collection of personal essays, fiction passages, short stories, poetry, and blog entries, creating one of the more daring works of the last quarter century.

*   G. Neri and Jesse Joshua Watson discuss Chess Rumble, winner of the 2008 American Library Association Notable Book and 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers awards. The event takes place on November 18 at 6 p.m. at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Avenue. Chess Rumble is the Library’s fall 2009 Read It Forward selection. Books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.

Watson has illustrated the New York Times bestselling Hank Zipzer series by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, and was the 2005 Grand Prize Winner at the international Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators New York Showcase.

For more information, call 206-6779.

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10/30/2009