Joe Posnanski will be In Conversation about his New Hardcover ~ The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Joe Posnanski, New York Times Bestselling Author, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books and Celebrate the Publication & Launch of his New Hardcover The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini.

ABOUT JOE POSNANSKI:  Joe Posnanski is the Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Paterno, The Soul of Baseball, The Machine, and The Secret of Golf.  He is a National Columnist for NBC Sports and was a Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated from 2009 to 2012.  In 2012, he was named National Sportswriter of the Year by the Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.  Before joining Sports Illustrated, he was a Columnist for The Kansas City Star for 15 Years, and was twice named The Best Sports Columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors.  He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Award-Winning Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans in an immersive, entertaining, and magical work on the illusionist’s impact on American culture—and why his legacy endures to this Day.

Harry Houdini.  Say his name and a number of things come to mind.  Escapes.  Illusions.  Magic.  Chains. Safes.  Live burials.  Close to a Century after his death, nearly every person in America knows his name from a young age, capturing their imaginations with his death-defying stunts and daring acts.  He inspired countless people, from all walks of life, to find something magical within themselves.

This is a Book about a man and his extraordinary life, but it is also about the people who he has inspired in death.  As Joe Posnanski delves into the deepest corners of Houdini-land, visiting museums (one owned by David Copperfield), attractions, and private archives, he encounters a cast of unforgettable and fascinating characters: a woman who runs away from home to chase her dream of becoming a magician; an Italian who revives Houdini’s most famous illusion every night; a performer at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles who calls himself Houdini’s Ghost; a young boy in Australia who, one day, sees an old poster and feels his life change; and a man in Los Angeles whose sole mission is life has been to keep the legend’s name alive.

Both a personal obsession and an odyssey of discovery, Posnanski draws inspiration from his lifelong passion for and obsession with magic, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to examine Harry Houdini’s life and legacy.  This is the ultimate journey to uncover why this magic man endures, and what he still has to teach the world about wonder.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Joe Posnanski, New York Times Bestselling Author, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, about his New Hardcover The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini, his life, and his works.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (Admit 1 or 2 People plus 1 Hardcover of The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini ):  $28.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Author Autographed Hardcover of The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini, 1 Stamped Author Autograph Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price.

Walk-In Admission Packages Purchases are welcome at Unity Temple on The Plaza on Thursday, October 24, 2019, after 6:00 PM, until our Event starts at 7:00 PM. Online Admission Package Ordering for this Event has STOPPED as of Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Central Time.

The Publication & Sale Date for The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini is Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Author Genre Terms: 

All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.