Thursday, November 30, 2006

Katherine Lanpher

I went to see Katherine Lanpher do a music-accompanied reading from hernew book "Leap Days: Chronicles of a Midlife Move" at the Fitzgerald Theater. As you may know, she was a columnist for the Pioneer Press, then the host of Midmorning on MPR and then left MN to work with Al Franken on his radio show in NY.
The book is about her decision to move from St. Paul, her long-time,beloved home town, to NY, where she know nobody but a few of the people she was going to be working with, and her growth and adjustment in her new life. She was very entertaining, and the book sounds like it'll probably be good.
Katherine Lanpher is pretty popular here. I tuned into her being interviewed by Gary Eichten on Midday while she was in town for thereading, and the audience's response to her was amazing.
We currently have 35 holds on 10 copies of the book.


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