Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Jesse Katz Love-Fest

A standing-room-only audience hated to leave last night as Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist and local-boy-made-good Jesse Katz delighted us all, reading from his memoir The Opposite Field, about his journey of being a husband, a son, and most of all a father. Jesse was introduced by his father, Mel Katz, a neighbor and friend of Broadway Books and well-known artist and art educator. Sadly, Jesse's mom, Vera Katz, was unable to attend because she opted not to infect us all with her cold. After reading and answering questions, Jesse graciously signed books til his fingers were worn to the nubbins. Well, maybe not completely to the nubbins. But close. And what the heck is a nubbin, anyway? The bottom line is that we have signed copies for you! This lovely book would make a wonderful gift for anyone, but especially for a son or husband or father. Or baseball lover. May we all learn to hit to the opposite field. And may we all be so lucky to have such wonderful family ties and friendships. What a wonderful way to head into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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