Michael Perry Release Event: Two New Books

About "Montaigne in Barn Boots"

The author discovered the great French essayist Michel de Montaigne courtesy of a kidney stone. After passing “the Devil’s own gobstopper,” Perry—volunteer firefighter, chronicler of contemporary rural life, and dubbed “the real thing” by USA Today—began researching renal calculi and discovered that Montaigne—the 16th century inventor of the essay form—had documented his own kidney stone experience. From this oddball introduction, Perry plunged headlong into the works of Montaigne. The raw, vulnerable, and hilarious result is Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles through Philosophy

About "Danger: Man Working: Writing from the Heart, the Gut, and the Poison Ivy Patch"

The pieces gathered within this book draw on fifteen years of what New York Times best-selling author Michael Perry calls “shovel time” — a writer going to work as the work is offered. The range of subjects is wide,from musky fishing, puking, mountain-climbing, Iraq War veterans to the frozen head of Ted Williams. Some assignments lead to self-examination of an alarming magnitude (as Perry notes, “It quickly becomes obvious that I am a self-absorbed hypochondriac forever resolving to do better nutritionally and fitness-wise but my follow-through is laughable.”)

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages


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Wed. Nov. 8, 2017   7pm

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