Oh man, I can’t believe I’m missing these events!
It is not too late to meet Stephanie Elizondo Griest and hear her reading from Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana (Villard/Random House, March 2004). Catch her in SF, Santa Barbara, or Los Angeles!
The SF Chronicle gave conflicting reviews.
On March 21, 2004 the editors said:
“A spunky storyteller, Griest has written an extremely readable memoir that educates as well as entertains.”
I’ve been hearing great things about the book, and I can’t wait to read it when I get home.
Lee Azus over at Get Lost Books said, “you hope that the sequel is not too long in coming.”
Keep up the great work, Stephanie! I wish I could be there to cheer you on.
Saturday, April 17 – CORTE MADERA
— Book Passage “Travel Tales” Talk, hosted by Michael McCarthy at 51
Tamal Vista Blvd in Corte Madera, California, at 7 p.m. For more info, call: (415) 927-0960.
Monday, April 19 – SANTA BARBARA
— Book Talk at 10 – 11 a.m. at the Multicultural Center Lounge at the
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Thursday, April 22 – LOS ANGELES
— Book Talk at Imix Books at 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd in Los Angeles,
California at 7 p.m. For more info, call: (323) 257-2512.
Friday, April 23 – SANTA MONICA
— Midnight Special Bookstore reading & signing at 1450 2nd Street
in Santa Monica, California, at 7:30 p.m. For more info, call: (310) 393-2923.
Saturday, April 24 – LOS ANGELES
— Stephanie will speak on a panel about travel writing along with Pico
Iyer and Don George at the LA Festival of Books at 4 p.m. Details TBA.