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DAVE BARRY on Insane City , ROY BLOUNT, JR., on Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text , and BRAD MELTZER on History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of all Time

Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:00 a.m., Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)

Author(s) and Guest(s)

Dave Barry

Dave Barry's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is  Insane City  (Putnam; $26.95).    Seth thinks all he needs to worry about is showing up to his  destination wedding in Florida.    But  that's before he encounters Russian gangsters, angry strippers, and an eleven-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom.    For twenty-five years, humorist Dave Barry's work appeared in more than 500 newspapers.    The winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Barry is the author of thirty books.

In 1992, some of the world's bestselling authors formed the band the Rock Bottom Remainders.  For two decades the band played on, loud and proud, to sold out crowds across the country.  Hard Listening:  The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All (Coliloquy; $16.99) combines essay, fiction, photographs, audio and video clips--even interactive quizzes--in a look back at twenty years of friendship, love, writing and the redemptive power of rock 'n' roll. Sam Barry is the author of the humor-inspiration book How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons and co-author with his wife, the late Kathi Kamen Goldmark, of Write That Book Already: the Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now.

    

Roy Blount, Jr.

Humorist Roy Blount, Jr.'s  Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text  (Sarah Crichton Books; $26.00) is for anyone—novice wordsmith, sensuous reader, or career grammarian—who loves to get physical with words. Digging into how locutions evolve, and work, or fail, Blount draws upon everything from  The Tempest  to  The Wire . "Blount's hilarious collection of riffs and raves adds up to a cantankerous ode to the English language in all its shambling grace."--Publishers Weekly starred review. 

In 1992, some of the world's bestselling authors formed the band the Rock Bottom Remainders.  For two decades the band played on, loud and proud, to sold out crowds across the country.  Hard Listening:  The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All (Coliloquy; $16.99) combines essay, fiction, photographs, audio and video clips--even interactive quizzes--in a look back at twenty years of friendship, love, writing and the redemptive power of rock 'n' roll. Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-two books, covering subjects from the Pittsburgh Steelers to Robert E. Lee. He is a regular panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!" and is a contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly. His latest book is Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text.  

Brad Meltzer

What's really going on at Area 51?  Did John Wilkes Booth get away?  Based on his popular History Channel show, Brad Meltzer's Decoded, Meltzer presents History Decoded:  The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time (Workman; $24.95) Each chapter is illustrated and includes an envelope containing removable facsimile documents.  Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, as well as the bestselling novels The Fifth Assassin, The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Fate and The Book of Lies. His first non-fiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for my Daughter, were also bestsellers. 

Schedule
Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:00 a.m. Free Add to Schedule

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Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)

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