Those of you who have been on DawnWatch for at least a few months have already read my raves about PETA vice president Dan Mathews's book "Committed: A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir." It is laugh out loud funny, but also important, has a good splash of trash, without being trash. It delivers some animal rights messages, wrapped in a package of outrageous fun. As Mary Matalin said when she and James Carville decided to throw Mathews a book party: "Good man, good cause, good book. Let's party!"
Dan starts his summer book tour tomorrow, Tuesday July 24 . I was lucky enough to be at one of his readings in Virginia and can recommend grabbing some friends and venturing to the book store to see him for a fun night out. Dan is fantastically charming -- you will have a good time. And one way to encourage animal friendly media is to buy animal friendly books!
If you can't make it to a reading, you can buy this one at http://tinyurl.com/2xbr99
Here are links to the most recent press on the book -- from Atlanta, Nashville and the Hipster book club:
And here are Dan's summer tour cities and dates:
Atlanta -- Tuesday, July 24 ---- Borders Atlanta-Buckhead, 3637 Peachtree Rd NE -- 7:30 PM
Nashville --- Wednesday, July 25 ------ Davis Kidd Booksellers, The Mall at Green Hills, 2121 Green Hills Village Drive -- 6:00 PM
Pittsburgh -- Monday, July 30 ----- Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2705 E. Carson StreetPittsburgh, PA 15203 ---- 7:00 pm
Detroit (Birmingham, MI) -- Wednesday, August 1 --- Borders, 34300 Woodward ----- 7:00 PM
Austin ---- Thursday, August 2 ----- BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar ---- 7:00 PM
Houston ---- Friday, August 3 --- Hastings, 1105 N Loop 336 W Conroe, TX --- 7:00 pm
Tampa --- Tuesday, August 7 --- Barnes & Noble, 11802 N. Dale Mabry Highway --- 7:00 PM
Orlando -- Thursday, August 9 -- Borders, 600 North Orlando Ave -- 7:00 PM
Minneapolis -- Monday, August -- 13 Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Avenue South -- 7:30 p.m.
Omaha -- Wednesday, August 15 -- Bookworm Bookstore, Countryside Village Shopping Center 8702 Pacific St. (at 87th St.) -- 6:00 p.m.
St. Louis -- Monday, August 27 -- Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid -- 7:00 p.m.
Yours and the animals',
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Date: Mon Jul 23 15:54:13 2007
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