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Video of Bob Dart’s delightful and funny, albeit “prepared”, talk to kickoff his book (see southern lit entry below) is here.
NOTE: Eye contact with an audience is a good thing, Bob. In such a setting, an informal chat would be best. Storytellers don’t work from prepared notes. Or read directly from their books. (Or do they?) I’m sure you can pull-off storytelling next time, considering you just wrote a whole book of ’em.
Longtime-though-former AJC reporter Bob Dart has a book of stories out on the street. About southern culture: Down Home, Dispatches From Dixie. Bob will be pimping this book (one I hope to read soon if he will send me a promotional copy) on C-SPAN2’s BookTV show throughout this very weekend. Schedule ‘O Bob on C-SPAN2 here:
Saturday, May 3, at 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 4, at 2:30 AM
Saturday, May 17, at 11:00 AM
Click here for more about the C-SPAN2 appearances and the book. I pray that should I ever meet Bob Dart (whose byline I read for freakin’ decades it seemed) he doesn’t turn out to be one of those southerners who orders fizzy water at lunch instead of sweet tea. Or worse yet, willfully chooses a restaurant for lunch purposes that only serves stuff like Pellegrino, but not sweet tea. Holy Jesus, help those kinda southerners.
FYI, Bob still resides on the Cox Media Plantation although he’s now a house boy out of the DC Bureau.
Please come to Atlanta’s legendary Manuel’s Tavern on Tuesday evening, April 1st, 6-9:00pm for a very special book signing party – for author Jonathan Rieder and his new book The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me – The righteous performance of Martin Luther King.
Please RSVP to: thouck at mindspring dot com first though!