Thomas Frank will Present his Hardcover ~ Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Thomas Frank will Present his New Hardcover Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Thomas Frank is the Author of Listen, LiberalPity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What's the Matter with Kansas.  A former Columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's, Frank is the Founding Editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for Salon.  He lives outside Washington, D.C.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What's the Matter with Kansas, a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times--perfect for this political moment.

What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, America's winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country? With his sharp eye for detail, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present-day America, showing us a society in the late stages of disintegration and describing the worlds of both the winners and the losers--the sprawling mansion districts as well as the lives of fast-food workers.

Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel--and of course in our politics, where in 2016, millions of anxious ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Thomas Frank will Present his New Hardcover Book Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society  and answer audience questions.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Rainy Day Books will have Thomas Frank‚Äôs Books for Sale at this Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover copy of Rendezvous with Oblivion by Thomas Frank.

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