Saturday, November 29, 2008 By Aaron Brown
On Tuesday, Dec. 2 I'll be speaking at the Grand Rapids Public Library about my book "Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range." I'll be reading from the book, taking questions and telling some new stories that aren't in the book. (More info here). The reading is free, open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. The library is on NE 2nd Street along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
Before that event, I'll be visiting with the KAXE Book Club for a 5:30 p.m. potluck meeting that is open to the public. KAXE is located across a parking lot from the library, so attending both is not only fun but easy.
So, come on over to Grand Rapids on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 2! I'll be doing a signing in Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 6 as well. Stay tuned. "Overburden" is a book for the sons and daughters of the Iron Range, which is not an age group so much as an attitude. People who grew up during the '80s will especially identify with my point of view. I will personally vouch for its validity as a holiday gift, mostly because when you buy a copy my small, innocent children just might enjoy a happier Christmas. Not like last year. They were so sad.
Meantime, are you in a book club? Have you ever considered adopting "Overburden" for your book club? I will make every effort to speak to book clubs on the Iron Range. I also do readings, lectures and keynote speeches for Minnesota events. Maybe you want Garrison Keillor but can't swing the price tag? I'm the surprisingly good off-brand wine you found by mistake. I am getting solid feedback on my presentations. It's unique and I try hard to entertain. I'm a hipster.