If you’re anywhere near Petoskey this Tuesday evening, you might want to duck into indie booksellers McLean and Eakin for a few laughs with Wade Rouse. The Michigan author will be on hand for a discussion and signing of his latest book, It’s All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir).
This isn’t Mr. Rouse’s first time heading north to promote his work. It was just about two years ago that the author was at McLean and Eakin to share his hilarious memoir, At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life, which was released to high praise and laughter.
NBC’s Today Show calls Rouse “laugh-out-loud-funny,” and was noted by The Washington Post as “an original writer and impressive new voice.” Rouse is a contributing humor columnist for Metrosource, a high-profile gay magazine, and his essays and articles have appeared in numerous national magazines and online publications.*
Rouse currently makes his home “on the coast of Lake Michigan” with his partner Gary. Rouse will further anchor himself to Michigan shores with the recent announcement that he’s been asked to be a regular on Michigan Public Radio. The author will be contributing essays from his latest memoir, It’s All Relative, as well as offering special segments. You can click here for Wade’s Saturday feature.
Wade Rouse’s McLean and Eakin event will take place on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 from 6:30pm – 8:00 pm. It is suggested that you buzz the booksellers at 231-347-1180 or 1-800-968-1910 to reserve a spot. Call to confirm detail events before heading out the door as schedules are always subject to change.
If you can’t make it to McLean and Eakin, feel free to link to Rouse’s full appearance schedule for other northern Michigan signings.
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-Post by Megan Shaffer
-Information taken from the Wade Rouse site.
-For a list of Press reviews of Rouse’s work, you can link here.*