Using the pitch, “GET YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING DONE EARLY! GET SOME BOOKS! MEET SOME AUTHORS!” Cleveland Sinclair, the director of marketing at Apar Books, announced a book-signing event for three of its recent books: DRIVING ME CRAZY, LOOK AT THEM NOW, and MEMOIRS OF A WANDERING WARTHOG. A fourth, non-Apar Book, THE DARK SIDE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, will also be represented.
The event, called “Reading, Writing, and Refreshments,” will take place on Friday, December 4, with: Tom Soter, Tom Sinclair, and Jonathan Slon reading from and selling and signing copies of their new books! The event will take place at the Slon apartment, 448 Riverside Drive, Apt. 52, at 6:30 P.M. Refreshments will be served.
DRIVING ME CRAZY, by Tom Soter. The follow-up to the “hilarious and heart-wrenching” OVERHEARD ON A BUS and the “funny, touching, and revealing” DISAPPEARING ACT, in which Tom Soter recalls: learning to drive in his 30s, talking to James Bond screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz about Sean Connery, trying to get his father to quit smoking, shooting the long-running public access TV show VIDEOSYNCRACIES, discovering he had a sister, discussing improv comedy with Carol Schindler, meeting the “real” George Costanza from SEINFELD, and facing bomb threats and angry neighbors as the president of his co-op.
LOOK AT THEM NOW, by Tom Sinclair, Alan Saly, Christian Doherty, and Tom Soter. A unique collection of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery stories written by four young men who met in grade school, produced and sold six monthly magazines of fiction under the Guardian logo, and remained friends for 50 years. Although Guardian is long gone, the essence of Guardian itself – about the value of collaboration, communication, and friendship – has survived. So have a grand time with these long-forgotten but timeless tales of talking warthogs, menacing aliens, and on-the-edge detectives!
MEMOIRS OF A WANDERING WARTHOG, by Tom Sinclair. Meet the most intelligent Warthog on Earth in Tom Sinclair’s delightful new book! Join “the Wart” and his two human friends, Frank and Joe, as they encounter the horrifying Giant Bees and the deadly Man-Apes of the planet Phobos! Thrill with them as they battle poachers on Earth, solve “The Mystery of the Peridot Emerald,” save an Arabian kingdom, and face off with the magical and mysterious Fabulous Twins from another dimension!
THE DARK SIDE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, by Ibrahim Abubakari (Author) and Jonathan Slon (Editor). A modern version of DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS, Ibrahim Abubakari’s book tells the story of the immigrant experience. Growing up in Ghana, Abubakari moved to America as a young man, expecting freedom, education, and happiness, however life takes a turn for the worst as he falls helplessly into the world of murder, addiction, and homelessness. This is a tale of amazingly powerful inner strength, and Abubakari’s rise from the depths of hell.
The company also said: “We will have a limited number of past Apar Books, including THE WHOLE CATASTROPHE and OVERHEARD ON A BUS, available for signing.”
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