Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Book Signing / Fundraiser for Pat Tillman Foundation

Jon Krakauer will discuss and sign Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman. (Doubleday, $27.95). All of Jon Krakauer's books will be available for purchase and signing. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death. Infused with the power and authenticity readers have come to expect from Krakauer's storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about men and war.
Apparently Tillman was a huge fan of Krakauer's and had been carrying a copy of Krakauer's "Eiger Dreams" in his backpack when he was killed.

Hosted by Changing Hands Bookstore, Saturday, October 3rd at Dobson High School, 1501 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, AZ, 7pm-9pm - Tickets are $36 and include one copy of Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman. Tickets are only available at Changing Hands Bookstore 6428 S. McClintock Dr. Tempe, AZ 85283 / 480.730.0205 Can't attend? If you'd like an autographed copy of Where Men Win Glory please call Changing Hands at 480.730.0205 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you and can be shipped. Doors open for the event at 6:00 pm. Event starts at 7:00pm. For more info:

Mish Mash

So much stuff to blog about, but can't seem to get anything written!! I think I'm suffering from the blogging blahs maybe and/or lack of time?! Anyway, I'm gradually working on getting myself to blog. It really is true the longer you let something lapse, the harder it is to get back to!

Aside from that I thought I'd share this and get your input....A catholic church in England unveiled this statue of Jesus showing an artists interpretation of how He might look today including a modern beard and hairstyle as well as some jeans. The parish priest said, “You are always looking for new ways to enrich people in the experience of Christianity and it is good people can be open-minded to appreciate it.”

So what’s your reaction and thoughts to putting Jesus in jeans? My initial reaction... what is he doing? dancing or rapping? And baggy clothes? that's so last year! Jesus should be in skinny jeans, preferably 7 for All Mankind. And of course, the most important burning question for Christianity..."what products would Jesus use for his hair?" ; )