February 1, 2013 1:00 PM
Location: Conference Rooms
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and New York Times-bestselling author, Dave Barry, will discuss his new book "Insane City" at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. A book signing will follow the discussion.
Registration is required, and you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for the general public. The author will only sign books purchased through the National Press Club.
Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Barry has also written a total of 25 books. Additionally, Barry plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom.
This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside book will be permitted.
About the book:
Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league in pretty much any way you could imagine, which is why it continued to astonish him that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse had already sprung an airport prank on him, and he’d survived it, and if that was the worst of it, everything should be okay. Smooth sailing from now on.
Seth has absolutely no idea what he’s about to get into. In the next several hours, he and his friends will become embroiled with rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, a pimp as big as the Death Star, a very desperate Haitian refugee on the run with her two children from some very bad men, and an eleven-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom. And there’re still two days to go before the wedding.
As it turns out, it’s not smooth sailing; it’s more like a trip on the Titanic. And the water below him is getting deeper every minute. By the end, amid gunfire, high-speed chases, and mayhem of the most unimaginable sort, violent men will fall, heroes will rise, and many lives will change. Seth’s, not least of all.
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