Heres’s who will be reading at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at our regular Local Author Night:
Stan Adams. Drafted in late May 1968, Adams, barely 20 years old, was quickly transformed into an infantry rifleman on the front lines of the Vietnam War, where he survived a year of combat with the famed “Manchu” Regiment, 25th Infantry “Tropic Lightning” Division. In 2003, Adams began reaching out to the families of fallen comrades and reconnecting with his fellow Manchus. Fifty years later, through a photographic history featuring 250+ color pictures, Adams recounts his journey from a rural Midwestern town to the jungles of Vietnam, sharing what it's like to fight – and not die – for your country.
Jordi Alonso. Jordi Alonso graduated with an AB in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Kenyon College in the spring of 2014, where he studied poetry and literary translation. His first book, a collection of poems inspired by Sappho entitled "Honeyvoiced" was published by XOXOX Press in November of 2014. He is presently a graduate student at MU.
Lynn Rossy. What are you really hungry for? Is it food, happiness, or something else? In The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution, mindfulness expert Lynn Rossy offers a proven-effective, whole-body approach to help you discover the real reasons why you’re overeating. She provides an innovative and proven-effective program to help you slow down, savor each bite, and actually eat less. This unique, whole-body approach will encourage you to adopt healthy eating habits by showing you how to listen to your body’s intuition, uncover the psychological cause of your overeating, and be more mindful during mealtime.
Tim A. Scherrer. Tim is the author of Crashed the Gate Doing Ninety-Eight: The Citizen's Band Radioand American Culture. The book tells the untold story of the very first electronic social network in America: CB Radio. Citizen's Band Radio grew from a small number of hobby users to a cultural phenomenon in the 1970s. CB life created it's own "slanguage," music and values. Users adapted CBs to their own economic and social uses, which in turn changed the character of the radio use. And then they disappeared.