Author: Michael Lenehan

Here we go again!

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.

Another Run for Ramblers

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 […]

Buy Ramblers direct from the publisher

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 […]

Much Ado #2 at Arcadia Books

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 […]

“Delightful”

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.  

More Radio

Thanks to the Chicago Tribune‘s Rick Kogan for a relaxed and gracious interview on WGN Radio. You can listen here. Of course the whole show is fascinating, but if you’re in a hurry the Much Ado segment starts at about 17:00.

Love This List

Remember your newspaper’s books section? It died and went to cyberspace and became the National Book Review. I’ve always wanted to be on their weekly Hot 5 list: “five books people are talking about this week, or should be.” And here I am! Thank you Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago book goddess.