Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The PintMan Cometh

Brad e-mails with a couple of events that combine a few of our favorite things:

I've noticed that in addition to politics, Fraters Libertas occasionally delves into the topics of beer and books. I thought you may like to promote this:

Steve Rushin is putting the pub back in publicity tour: The Bloomington native and former Sports Illustrated columnist will sign and read from his new novel, The Pint Man, at O'Gara's Bar & Grill in St. Paul on May 20th at 7 PM and at O'Donovan's Irish Pub in Minneapolis on May 21st at 5:30 PM.

The Los Angeles Times calls The Pint Man, set in an Irish bar in New York, "wipe-your-eyes funny." Best-selling novelist Carl Hiaasen says, "The Pint Man is clever, bracing and full of laughs." With his "exceedingly enjoyable first novel" (Booklist), "Rushin emerges as one of the sharpest wits on the scene" (Publishers Weekly).

There will be drink specials both evenings and books will be available for purchase at 20% off the cover price. O'Gara's will feature live music courtesy of Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist and ESPN 1500 radio host Jim Souhan, who will play with his band after the book signing. Join us for a fun night out as we raise a pint with The Pint Man.