I’ll be the special guest of local author Kenny Luck at the April 8th kick-off book signing at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. We will be at the bookstore from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Kenny Luck will be singing his book, NEPAtized! that will be sold by Barnes and Noble and I will be giving a presentation/speech regarding the nativity scene controversy and “my take” of Luzerne County. After 8:30, we’ll be heading to Rodano’s (restaurant across the street) for dinner/drinks.
You are invited and encouraged to attend both events!
Where: Barnes and Noble bookstore
7 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Date/Time: April 8, 2011 6:30PM-8:30PM
Dinner/Drinks following at Rodano’s (across the street) after 8:30PM
Parking: On the “square” or the parking lot across the street
Since 2008, Northeastern Pennsylvania has been the crossroads for presidential politics, the national media, and, above all: Fraud. Dominating the headlines are stories of greed and controversy; news reports that reveal the corrupt, the immoral, and the idiotic. With so much attention given to the region in recent years, it inevitably leads one to ask: Who and what defines us?
NEPATIZED! investigates the most recent scandals, controversies, and corruption in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With more than thirty interviews by local politicians, media figures, and activists, this book takes a critical look at some of the people and events that have redefined the region. Lou Barletta’s anti-minority rage; Bishop Martino’s divinely-inspired bigotry; and Steve Corbett’s cacophonous diatribes are all part of, what the author calls, “a spectacle of unequivocal idiocy.”
With wit and intellect, author Kenny Luck’s fact-filled expose explores the region through the people who have helped to mold it: Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds Evie Rafalko McNulty, former WILK host Kevin Lynn, Filmmaker Josh Fox (“Gas Land”), Political Scientist G. Terry Madonna, Union Leader Michael Milz, Blogger Dan Cheek, and King’s College student Justin Vacula tell the recent story of Northeastern Pennsylvania in their own words, their roles in shaping it, and their grievances against it.