Monday, May 30, 2011

Politics and Prose, Washington, DC, May 28, 2011

Had a wonderful event at Politics and Prose on Saturday night. In my remarks I noted that, for authors, doing a reading there is the equivalent of playing Madison Square Garden. I have another big event coming up Thursday night in Brooklyn. It will be at WORD, a wonderful little bookstore. Click here for more information.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Buffalo, May 26, 2011

Had a great day in Grover's adopted hometown of Buffalo today. Had a great event this afternoon at the Central Library. Afterwards I walked down to City Hall and paid homage to the statue of Grover (above). This evening I had another great event at Talking Leaves, a fantastic bookstore. Oh, and the Canadian magazine Macleans gave the book a very nice review. Tomorrow I drive back to DC, and Saturday at 6 PM I will be speaking and signing at the famed Politics and Prose Bookstore. Really looking forward to that event. (Click here for details.) Hope to see my many DC-area friends there. And please help spread the word!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quick update...

I know, I know, I haven't been doing a good job of updating the blog lately. Truth is, I've been running around a lot. The first leg of the book tour ended last week when I dropped off my friend's car in Brooklyn. I'd driven it all the way from Los Angeles: 4,194 miles in 18 days. This week I'm back on the road for events in Buffalo, then, next Saturday, May 28, I'll be doing a reading at Politics & Prose, a famous Washington bookstore. I'm very excited about that one! (For the particulars on my events, please visit the book's website here and click on Book Tour.)

Here's s rundown of recent publicity for the book... Here's an op-ed about Grover that I wrote for the Christian Science Monitor... Here's my appearance on Inside City Hall, a great program on NY1 in New York... And here's a nice plug for my Buffalo appearances in the Buffalo News.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Had a great day in Milwaukee yesterday. In the afternoon I was given a tour of the Milwaukee Press Club by former club president Roger Stafford. Roger had read my Truman book and thought I might appreciate the club. And how! The walls are covered by autographs of famous politicians, entertainers, writers, and athletes from the late 1800s to the present. Click here to see some photos. Afterwards, Roger asked me to add my own autograph to the walls - a great honor. indeed!
Last night I did my spiel at Boswell Books in Milwaukee - an awesome bookstore. About 25 people turned out - not bad for a Monday night in Milwaukee!
Tomorrow I have a busy day in St. Louis: On KTRS (550 AM) at 9 AM, St. Louis Public Radio (90.7 FM) at 11 AM, and a reading at Pudd'nhead Books at 7 PM.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Kansas City, May 3, 2011

A photo from my event at the Kansas City Public Library, May 3, 2011. Attendance was 116.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana

I'm in Indianapolis today, appearing at the Indiana Medical History Museum tonight at six. On the way I stopped at the cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana where Eugene V. Debs is buried. Debs plays a small role in my new book. He was a labor leader, Socialist presidential candidate, and all-around great American. Click here to see more photos from my visit. Tomorrow it's on to Chicago!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Goin' to Kansas City...

Quick updates: Visited the Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas today. (Click here to see some photos.) ... The Associated Press released a very nice review of the book today. ... For some reason, the Daily Mail, a British paper, ran a piece about the book today too! ... Tomorrow (Tuesday) morning I'll be a guest on Up to Date with Steve Kraske at 11 AM CDT on KCUR-FM (89.3) in Kansas City. And tomorrow night the book tour officially kicks off with an event at the Kansas City Public Library. If you can make it, please come out and see me!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Camp Amache

Today I drove from La Junta (that's luh-HUN-tuh), Colorado to Salina (that's suh-LY-nuh), Kansas. Along the way I stopped outside the town of Granada, Colorado to visit the site of a Japanese-American internment camp. About 10,000 Japanese-Americans were interred in what was called Camp Aamache during World War II. Only the foundations of the barracks remain, but the old well house is still standing, though, as you can see in this picture, a large tree is now growing through it. Kudos to Granada High School, which has a student club that maintains the grounds. Tomorrow, I'm visting the Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas. I don't think I should tell them I wrote a book about Harry Truman.

Oh, and the Wall Street Journal reviewed my book. Not too gushing, but still not too bad.