A pioneer, a competitor, a gentleman, a good guy.
Remember the last time Loyola Chicago defeated Illinois to advance in the NCAA tournament? Probably not, it was almost 60 years ago. That 1963 team not only won the championship; in doing so it also created a milestone in the civil rights movement.
Thanks to Loyola-Chicago’s inspiring run to the 2018 final four, my book Ramblers enjoyed an extra ten minutes of fame this year. Here’s a piece I wrote for The Athletic; thanks to Seth Davis for asking. Here I utter one extremely profound sentence on NPR’s All Things Considered: thank you producer Gabe O’Connor for getting the whole title in there!
Due to circumstances beyond our control at Amazon.com, the only print copies they’re offering at the moment are from third party resellers. If you want a nice new copy that will pay royalties to the author, buy direct from Agate Publishing and use the promo code “Ramblers” to get $6 off the $16 list price. Or buy from Barnes & Noble. Or buy the Kindle edition, which is probably what Amazon wants you to do.
Go here to read more about Ramblers.
Happy to be returning to Arcadia Books in Spring Green for a second round of hawking and talking about Much Ado.
On Sunday, August 27, I’ll be signing books and chatting informally with readers and friends starting at 11 AM. At 1 PM, after the crowd thins out a bit (as people head off to the APT matinees), I’ll commandeer a podium and give a more formal (but not very formal) presentation about the book, how it came to be, what I learned in the rehearsal room, and whatever else people want to talk about. Please join us and tell your friends.
Thanks to Doug Moe, Mr. Madison, for a nice writeup in his Madison Magazine blog. He says Much Ado is “delightful.” Obviously a man of taste and breeding, Doug has been writing about Madison and its people for close to 40 years now.
Happy to say I will be appearing at the Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, June 10, with Cari Lynn, Neil Steinberg, and Rick Kogan. More details here.