Brad Herzog at National Steinbeck Center
- When: Friday, August 27, 2010, time TBA
- Where: National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Pacific Grove-based author Brad Herzog will be talking about his new book, turn left at the trojan horse, A Would-Be Hero;s American Odyssey as part of the National Steinbeck Center's Meet the Author's series. The book is an account of the author's voyage toward a college reunion in Ithaca, New York - fittingly named, since it's a reinvention of the ancient Greek epics. Herzog will also be signing his previous book, States of Mind,'' which one reviewer has said "will stand with Travels with Charley as a rare road-trip book to endure." Susan Salter Reynolds of the Los Angeles Times has written of the new book: "A few years ago, Brad Herzog, half kidding, tried out for the show 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and was accepted. With $64,000 under his belt and Regis breathing down his neck, he decided not to risk the next question. 'Like Odysseus,' he writes, I chose conservatively - security over audacity. And I regret it, both fiscally and spiritually..' Herzog took to the road, full of angst, a hero's journey in search of his lost soul.'' His talk of the literary and spiritual results should be similarly inspiring, quirky and picaresque. There's a discussion of the book in the Salinas Room, with book signing and Q&A to follow. [PW]
6:30-8pm; 7pm reception with author. National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Free. 775-4721. http://www.steinbeck.org.