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Scott Martelle will discuss The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Scott Martelle will discuss his new book The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth .

$24.95
SKU: MartelleADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes one Hardcover copy of The Madman and the Assassin, one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and one Guest Admission Ticket.


$24.95
SKU: MartelleADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes one Hardcover copy of The Madman and the Assassin and one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.


$24.95
SKU: A9781613730188

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes one Hardcover copy of The Madman and the Assassin, signed by Scott Martelle.


Erik Larson will discuss Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson will discuss Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Erik Larson will discuss his new book Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.

This event is co-sponsored by The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. Inspiring thought, dialogue, and learning to make the experiences of the World War I era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations.

$28.00
SKU: LarsonADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes one Hardcover copy of Dead Wake, one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and one Guest Admission Ticket.


$28.00
SKU: LarsonADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes one Hardcover copy of Dead Wake and one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.


$28.00
SKU: A9780307408860

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes one Hardcover copy of Dead Wake, signed by Erik Larson.


William A. Reed, MD, will present his new memoir The Pulse of Hope

EVENT:  William A. Reed, MD, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Dr. Reed's new Memoir The Pulse of Hope: A Surgeon's Memoirs from Poverty to Prosperity.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Two-time Lifetime Legacy Award Recipient, Founder of the William A. and Mary J. Reed Cardiovascular Surgery Center and chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Kansas Hospital, William A. Reed, MD, has seen it all. “I remember the public hysteria surrounding polio which was worse in some ways to the fears today over EVD,” Dr. Reed said, “but whether polio, heart disease or a heart transplant people must have hope.”

ABOUT THE BOOK:   Dr. Reed's New Memoir is titled The Pulse of Hope.  Dr. Reed has established himself as a pioneer in heart transplantation, a nationally renowned horseman, a poet, philosopher and philanthropist who has endowed charitable causes and scholarships, universities, churches and medical institutions. Born into a childhood of poverty, hunger, and deprivation in 1927, his remarkable memoir takes you from his humble beginnings to a life of service to others. What he has to say about faith, healing, passion, and purpose makes the piece a required reading for a new millennium.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

THIS EVENT IS A COMPLIMENTARY OPEN HOUSE SPECIAL EVENT!  Bring your Family & Friends and experience a memorable Event!

EVENT FORMAT:  Dr. Reed will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Dr. Reed's New Memoir, The Pulse of Hope, his life and work, and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation.  The Pulse of Hope Hardcover is for Sale for $24.95 plus Sales Tax at Rainy Day Books and will be for Sale at our Event.  Place your advance Book Orders by calling us at 913-384-3126.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all domestic orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$24.95
SKU: ThePulseofHope

Al Michaels will appear for You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Al Michaels, the play-by-play voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football, will celebrate the publication of his New Memoir You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Al Michaels primetime network television career includes twenty years as the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football. He won his first Sportscaster of the Year award in 1980, became the second sportscaster in history to receive a News Emmy nomination for his coverage of the San Francisco earthquake during the 1989 World Series, and was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 2011 Sports Emmys. Michaels has covered eight Olympics, and is currently the play-by-play voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football, TV's highest-rated show. He lives in Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  One of America's most respected sportscasters--and the play-by-play voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football--gives us a behind-the-curtain look at some of the most thrilling games and fascinating figures in modern sports. No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. During the course of his forty-plus-year career, he has logged more hours on live primetime network television than anyone in history, having covered all four major sports championships--the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA finals, and the Stanley Cup final--as well as the Olympic Games, the Triple Crown, and many more. He has witnessed firsthand some of the most memorable events in sports, and in this highly personal and entertaining account, he brings them all vividly to life.

Michaels's stories cover unforgettable chapters over the past half century--from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics' "Miracle on Ice" to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series to the drama of what many consider the most exciting Super Bowl ever--Super Bowl XLIII between the Steelers and the Cardinals. Some of the biggest personalities on and off the field are here--Pete Rose, John Wooden, Brett Favre, Tommy Lasorda, O. J. Simpson, John Madden, Cris Collinsworth, Roone Arledge, Bill Parcells, Tiger Woods, Doc Rivers, Dennis Miller, and many, many more. Complementing access with insight, Michaels adds to the stories you thought you knew: Michael Jordan's eyesight; Howard Cosell's prickly, bombastic personality; even Peyton and Eli Manning's sibling rivalry. From start to finish, Al Michaels gives us an up-close portrait of an industry that is--today more than ever--a vital part of our national culture.

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Al Michaels will meet & greet fans & readers, pose for photos, and Autograph Hardcovers of You Can't Make This Up that are purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Al Michales will not Autograph any memorabilia. 

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $28.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of You Can’t Make This Up, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Sales & Service Counter beginning at 10:30 AM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

William Davis, MD, In Conversation about his new book Wheat Belly Total Health

EVENT OVERVIEW:  William Davis, MD, Author of The New York Times Bestselling Book Wheat Belly, will appear In Conversation about his New Book Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health And Weight-Loss Life Plan.  This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and the Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  William Davis, MD, is a cardiologist who believes that health should be in the hands of the public and advocates unique, insightful, and cutting-edge strategies to help individuals discover self-empowering and effective health practices.  Dr. Davis is the medical director for Track Your Plaque, an online heart disease prevention program, and writes frequently for national publications.  His blog, www.WheatBellyBlog.com has been visited by millions of people and his New York Times Bestselling Book, Wheat Belly, has sold more than 1.5 million copies in North America.  Dr. Davis has also shared his passion for wheat-free living on national television shows including The Dr. Oz Show and CBS This Morning.  He lives in Wisconsin.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Wheat Belly Total Health answers the question, “What's next in the battle against wheat?”  In his follow-up to the mega bestseller, Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis helps his readers take command over their life and health in the aftermath of wheat.  There are many strategies that will help heal the damage caused by years of a wheat-filled diet.  And many of these lessons have been learned in the years since the original Wheat Belly was released, lessons played out on the broad public stage of over one million readers, all participating in this grand adventure.  Reordering your life after wheat is about learning how to regain full metabolic, gastrointestinal, thyroid, cardiovascular, hormonal, sleep, neurological, bone, and joint health.  Understanding the strategies and putting them to use can take health several steps higher, even if the reader has already had a major health success without wheat.  In addition to achieving better health in many different areas, life performance also improves in virtually all settings.  In the life after wheat, you’ll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable!

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  William Davis, MD, will appear In Conversation with James O’Keefe, MD, Cardiologist at Cardiovascular Consultants and Mid America Heart Institute. A booksigning will follow the discussion. Authors will sign books purchased from Rainy Day Books before or at this event.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN HOUSE Event.  Doors Open at 6:00 PM.  Seating is General Admission.

HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR!  Join us for a Healthy Happy Hour with Wine & Cheese, Fruit & Nuts at Eden Alley Cafe in Unity Temple, Meyer Hall in the lower level prior to this Event from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

RSVP to Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com or Call Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126 and make your Reservations.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

One Author Autographed Hardcover of Wheat Belly Total Health by William Davis, MD.

 

 


Gary Shteyngart will present his New Memoir Little Failure

EVENT OVERVIEW:  The New York Times Bestselling Author Gary Shteyngart will appear for his New Memoir Little Failure.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by more than forty news journals and magazines around the world; Absurdistan, which was chosen as one of the ten best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and Time Magazine; and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.  His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications and has been translated into twenty-six languages.  Gary Shteyngart lives in New York City.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  After three acclaimed Novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far.  Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado.  The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own.

Born Igor Shteyngart in Leningrad during the twilight of the Soviet Union, the curious, diminutive, asthmatic boy grew up with a persistent sense of yearning—for food, for acceptance, for words—desires that would follow him into adulthood.  At five, Igor wrote his first Novel, Lenin and His Magical Goose, and his grandmother paid him a slice of cheese for every page.  In the late 1970s, world events changed Igor’s life.  Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev made a deal: exchange grain for the safe passage of Soviet Jews to America—a country Igor viewed as the enemy.  Along the way, Igor became Gary so that he would suffer one or two fewer beatings from other kids.

Coming to the United States from the Soviet Union was equivalent to stumbling off a monochromatic cliff and landing in a pool of pure Technicolor.  Shteyngart’s loving but mismatched parents dreamed that he would become a lawyer or at least a “conscientious toiler” on Wall Street, something their distracted son was simply not cut out to do.  Fusing English and Russian, his mother created the term Failurchka—Little Failure—which she applied to her son.  With love.  Mostly. As a result, Shteyngart operated on a theory that he would fail at everything he tried.  At being a writer, at being a boyfriend, and, most important, at being a worthwhile human being.  Swinging between a Soviet home life and American aspirations, Shteyngart found himself living in two contradictory worlds, all the while wishing that he could find a real home in one.  And somebody to love him.  And somebody to lend him sixty-nine cents for a McDonald’s hamburger.

Provocative, hilarious, and inventive, Little Failure reveals a deeper vein of emotion in Gary Shteyngart’s prose.  It is a memoir of an immigrant family coming to America, as told by a lifelong misfit who forged from his imagination an essential literary voice and, against all odds, a place in the world.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:   Rainy Day Books in the Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Gary Shteyngart will discuss his life, his work, his New Book Little Failure and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Kansa Sales Tax, includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of Little Failure, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Will-Call Table of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will-Call Table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Sales & Service Table on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable pick them up ahead of time.  The Publication & Sales Date for Little Failure in Softcover (Trade Paperback) is October 7, 2014.  Your Order will be available for In-Store Pick-Up from this Date until 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!   Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$16.00
SKU: ShteyngartADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of Little Failure, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and one Guest Admission Ticket.

 

 


$16.00
SKU: ShteyngartADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of Little Failure and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.

 

 


John Cleese of Monty Python LIVE and In Conversation at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!

Rainy Day Books will present Author and Actor John Cleese, Co-Founder of Monty Python's Flying Circus, LIVE and In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.

This Event is Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, 1228 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.

Tickets on sale now at The Midland Box Office (no service charges when purchased at box office), 

Online at www.AXS.com 

or charge by phone at 888-929-7849. This Event is Reserved Seating.

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, John Cleese will release his rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown: Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Each paid patron will receive an autographed hardcover of So Anyway. Books must be picked up at The Midland Event (no rainchecks).

AUTHOR BIO: John Cleese achieved his first big success in London’s West End and as a scriptwriter and performer onThe Frost Report. He went on to co-found the legendary Monty Python films that include Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian. In the mid-1970s, John Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the now classic sitcom, Fawlty Towers. Later, he wrote and co-starred in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He has appeared in many other films, from James Bond to Harry Potter to Shrek, and has guest-starred in TV shows that have included 3rd Rock from the Sun, Will & Grace, and Entourage. He lives in London.

ABOUT THE BOOK: John Cleese’s towering comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp satirical eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown. After getting his start as a writer and actor on the landmark David Frost-hosted The Frost Report, where he worked alongside many who would also later become comedy icons, Cleese landed his most famous role as a star of the TV show Monty Python's Flying Circus. To the legions of Python fans and comedy aficionados, Cleese's work with the Pythons has become the stuff of legend. His signature characters—including the Minister of Silly Walks and the owner (and would-be returner) of a dead parrot—embodied his knack for madcap buffoonery played completely straight and catapulted him to the shortlist of funniest men alive. Twisting and turning through amazing stories and hilarious digressions—with some brief pauses along the way that comprise a fascinating primer on what’s funny and why—this story of a young man’s journey to the pinnacle of comedy is a masterly performance by a master performer.

Cary Elwes, Star of THE PRINCESS BRIDE, will appear for As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Cary Elwes will present his New Book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books at a Multimedia Author Event!  Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mainstreet.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mainstreet will have a Special Quote-Along Screening of The Princess Bride that is SOLD OUT on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM.  As You Wish: The Princess Bride with Cary Elwes Q&A.  The SOLD OUT Special Ticket Price includes a Ticket to the Quote-Along, props for the show, the live-streaming Q&A, a Autographed Hardcover of the New Book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes and a commemorative, silkscreened pint glass made especially for this Event.  A SOLD OUT Quote-Along Screening of The Princess Bride with an exclusive Cary Elwes live stream Q&A on the Big Screen?  Inconceivable!  But true!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Cary Elwes is a celebrated English Actor who starred in The Princess Bride before moving on to roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory, Days of Thunder, Twister, and Saw, among many other acclaimed performances. He will always be indebted to The Princess Bride, he says, for changing his life and giving him a career that has spanned decades.  He lives in Hollywood, California, with his family.  Find out more about Cary Elwes on Twitter @Cary_Elwes

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  From Actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.  The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades.  Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.  Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion.  In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets, and backstage stories.  With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Cary Elwes will discuss his life and his New Book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.

Event Timeline: 

5:30 PM:  Doors will Open.  Music will be performed by External Combustion Orchestra.

6:00 PM:  A screening of a 27 Minute Documentary Film about the making of The Princess Bride.

6:35 PM:  Five Rings Fencing will demonstrate on stage the Fencing styles in The Princess Bride.

7:00 PM:  Cary Elwes and Vivien Jennings will be In Conversation about As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.

ADMISSION PACKAGE: $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice for the same price.

ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.  Admission Packages will be available for purchase at the Sales & Service Table of this Event.  Unity Temple Doors will OPEN at 5:30 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$26.00
SKU: A9781476764023

One Author Autographed Hardcover of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes


Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will present You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes

EVENT OVERVIEW: Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Book You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 

Commander Chris Hadfield will Autograph Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at the Bookstore and at the Event.  Rainy Day Books ships Author Autographed Books Worldwide.  Place your Book Order Now! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world.  In 2013, on his third trip to the ISS, Hadfield was Commander of Expedition 35.  Hadfield is also a fully qualified flight engineer cosmonaut, is fluent in Russian, and is designated a “specialist” on all Space Station systems, meaning that he has earned the highest qualification level possible for every imaginable task onboard.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  In You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, Chris Hadfield, the world’s most famous astronaut, takes you on a tour of Earth as it is seen from the International Space Station (ISS). Filled with gorgeous photographs taken during his stint as commander of the ISS, Hadfield creates a virtual orbit of the Earth, giving us the big picture: why our planet looks the way it does and why we live where we do. Hadfield sees things differently, not just because he’s been to space, but because his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography, and meteorology allows him to see the story behind the photos.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

NEW LOCATION for this EVENT!  The Reservations have grown so large for this Event that we need to move it to a larger Location.  It will now be at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary!

NEW LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Book You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.  A booksigning will follow the Presentation .

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is an OPEN HOUSE EVENT.  Reservations are Required.  Make Your Reservations Online through Linda Hall Library.  For Reservation questions, please E-mail Events@LindaHall.org or call 816-926-8772 to leave a message.

Commander Chris Hadfield will Autograph Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at the Bookstore and at the Event.  Rainy Day Books ships Author Autographed Books Worldwide.  Place your Book Order Now!

 

 

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$26.00
SKU: A9780316379649

One Author Autographed Hardcover of You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes by NASA Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield.


Benoit Denizet-Lewis will appear for Travels with Casey: My Journey Through our Dog-Crazy Country

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Benoit Denizet-Lewis will present his new book Travels with Casey: My Journey Through our Dog-Crazy Country.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. He is the author of America Anonymous: Eight Addicts In Search of A Life and American Voyeur: Dispatches from the Far Reaches of Modern Life. He has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Salon, Out, and many others. He lives in Jamaica Plain and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of America's relationship with dogs. "I don't think my dog likes me very much," New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his canine companion attempt to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis--known for his deeply reported dispatches from far corners of American life--meets an irresistible cast of dogs and dog-obsessed humans. Denizet-Lewis and Casey hang out with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, search with a dedicated rescuer of stray dogs in Missouri, spend a full day at a kooky dog park in Manhattan, get pulled over by a K9 cop in Missouri, and visit "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan in California. And then there are the pet psychics, dog-wielding hitchhikers, and two nosy women who took their neighbor to court for allegedly failing to pick up her dog's poop.  Travels with Casey is a delightfully idiosyncratic blend of memoir and travelogue coupled with an exploration of a dog-loving America. What does our relationship to our dogs tell us about ourselves and our values? Denizet-Lewis explores those questions--and his own canine-related curiosities and insecurities--during his unforgettable road trip through our dog-loving nation.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Benoit Denizet-Lewis will discuss his new book and answer audience questions. A book signing follows the discussion.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of Travels with Casey, One Autographing Admission Reservation, and One Guest Reservation (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price.
 If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Will-Call Table of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will-Call Table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below. When requested, we ask authors to inscribe books. Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option. While we cannot guarantee that the author will inscribe your book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request. Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event. All books are packed in cushioned bubble wrap and shipped in boxes. International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$26.00
SKU: DenizetLewisADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of Travels with Casey, One Autographing Admission Reservation, and One Guest Reservation.

 

 


$26.00
SKU: DenizetLewisADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes One Hardcover of Travels with Casey and One Autographing Admission Reservation.

 

 


One Author Autographed Hardcover of Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis.


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