Thursday, May 27, 2010

Signed Books: An Armchair BEA Post

In the spirit of Armchair BEA I am posting my favorite signed books and telling who I'd make a bee-line for if I was actually at the Book Expo.

First off is Last Man Out, a biography of Glenn McDole, by Bob Wilbanks. McDole is a survivor of WWII and was a prisoner of war in the Pacific Arena. This is a great story about survival. McDole retired in my  hometown and passed away recently and so I treasure my copy that he signed. For a video of McDole check out Iowa Public Television's website.

Next, is A Season On the Mat, a bio about Dan Gable, by Nolan Zavoral. Dan Gable, another Iowan, won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in 1972 in wreslting. He coached wrestling for many years at my school, The University of Iowa. I've heard him speak and met him. He's incredibly inspirational. He signed the book to my husband.

Here is my signed copy of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I loved this book (check my review page) and was thrilled to go to her book signing a few weeks ago.

Now, if I was at BEA I would want to visit David Lubar. His new book is called Goop Soup which I have not read though I did read Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie last year and really enjoyed it.


  1. I'm flattered to be singled out, given all the amazing folks who signed there last week. Send me your mailing address (send to davidlubar at gmail dot com) and you'll get that autographed copy without ever leaving the comfort of your armchair.

  2. Wow, thanks!That's awesome! I DO have a comfy armchair.