Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Highly Placed Source

Tamar and I join with customers and friends of Denver's Salvagetti Cycles on Sunday mornings for short, social rides to breakfast. The store and the ride have been more than merely helpful in our orientation to our new home. We've made a buncha great friends on Sunday mornings from 1234 Speer. Oh, at 8:00.

Among them are a guy named Brian, just discovering cycling, and his wife Michelle. Michelle is a media relations consultant (it says here on the book jacket) and a damn good writer (I say here on my blog). She also works with the Dumb Friends League. Here, stolen from the League web site, is a description of what they do:

Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is a national leader in providing humane care to lost and abandoned animals, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, and educating pet owners and the public about the needs of companion animals.

The Dumb Friends League is the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, welcoming tens of thousands animals to our two shelters. We turn no animals away.

Worthy as her work with the League may be, I'm not writing this post to urge you to check out their web site and SEND MONEY to the DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE. No way. I'm reading Michelle's brand new novel, A Highly Placed Source, and I resent having to put the damn thing down to compose this post.

Michelle, whose last name is Dally, will be signing her new book A Highly Placed Source in the Tattered Cover bookstore on Colfax in Denver, Colorado, on Friday evening, February 22nd. Be there....I'll spring for coffee.

Even if you don't live here and/or don't ride the Salvagetti Cycles Sunday Breakfast Ride, I submit to you that Michelle Dally is one of us, but savvier. Her book is about politics and religion and the media and childhood and adulthood. It's really funny and it's right now. You'll like it and loan it to friends and recommend it to people you encounter on bike paths.

A Highly Place Source by Michelle Dally; Ghost Road Press, 2007. $19.95

Friday evening, the 22nd of this month. See you there...

Information from a highly placed source at the Denver Public Library reveals that the library already has four copies of Michelle Dally's new book, A Highly Placed Source!







1 comment:

club-velo said...

Can't make the signing, will find (and buy!) the book!

Thanks for the tip.
MC