Thursday, February 10, 2011

Black heels, a howler monkey and string theory

Posted By on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM

If you're looking to break the confines of Colorado Springs this month, look no further ...

Tater tots are one thing and tattered text another. At the Tattered Cover, Denver’s humongous independent bookstore, there are two talks in the coming month that are guaranteed better than having your tots. Personally, I gotta have my text.

On Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m., Ree Drummond will be talking about (and signing) her new book: The Pioneer Woman, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels-A Love Story. I’m not sure if I would want to be involved in a love story that includes tractor wheels, let alone black heels, but hopefully Ree will explain the 'Pioneer Woman' moniker. Last time I checked pioneers went west, not east. I'm on to you Ree; changing history can't be that easy.

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Next up on the docket...

If you don't enjoy overachievers, well, this is not the author for you. On Monday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m, Brian Greene will be signing and presenting on his book, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos. Greene is not only a Harvard grad, but also a Rhodes Scholar and Columbia professor. Like I said, if you're not feeling self-assured today, I wouldn't venture into this talk about the physics of string theory.

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Want to extend your trip past Denver?

Of course, the Boulder Book Store would host the author lecture on a book about a talking monkey. On Wednesday, March 2, at 7:30pm, Yann Martel, author of of the Booker prize-winning, The Life of Pi, will be speaking about his new book, Beatrice and Virgil, (chronicling a talking donkey and a talking howler monkey, respectively).

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