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SOLD OUT: Malcolm Gladwell will discuss David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

SOLD OUT EVENT OVERVIEW:  Rainy Day Books and Ink's Middle of the Map Fest Forum invite you to an evening with Malcolm Gladwell, whose Books The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers have become cultural touchstones, their ideas reshaping how millions understand the World.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780316204378
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Back Bay Books - April 7th, 2015

Melissa & Dallas Hartwig will discuss The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom at our Living In Vitality OPEN HOUSE Event!

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Melissa & Dallas Hartwig will discuss The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom.  This Living In Vitality Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books & Shawnee Mission Medical Center.  After the program, Melissa & Dallas Hartwig will be meeting & greeting Customers and signing Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.

$30.00
SKU: A9780544609716

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes One Author Autographed Hardcover of The Whole30 by Melissa & Dallas Hartwig.


Joe Posnanski will discuss The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Joe Posnanski will discuss The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus.

$27.00
SKU: PosnanskiADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of The Secret of Gold, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket.


Peter Slevin will discuss his new biography Michelle Obama: A Life

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Peter Slevin will discuss his New Biography Michelle Obama: A Life.

$27.95
SKU: SlevinADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of Michelle Obama: A Life, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket.


$27.95
SKU: SlevinADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes One Hardcover of Michelle Obama: A Life and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.


Matt Kepnes will discuss How to Travel the U.S. and the World on $50 a Day

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Matt Kepnes, AKA Nomadic Matt, will discuss his globetrotting adventures, his Book How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter.  Each Event in the United States is part of Matt's "America on $50 a Day" Book Tour designed to bring the themes in his Book to real life.  You can travel the U.S. (and the World) on a budget without sacrificing comfort.  Learn how Kansas City could be traveled on a budget!

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 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 of The Madman and the Assassin and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.


$24.95
SKU: A9781613730188

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes One Author Autographed Hardcover of The Madman and the Assassin 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.

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.

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