Program Type:Author Event
Sun-Times columnist and author Neil Steinberg returns to the Library to talk about his latest book Every Goddamn Day, based on his blog of the same name (www.everygoddamnday.com.) Steinberg also authored Out of the Wreck I Rise and You Were Never in Chicago, among others.
Bill Savage, Professor of Instruction in the English Department at Northwestern University, and an editor at the University of Chicago Press who has worked on several books with Steinberg, will interview the author.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
From U of Chicago Press:
Every day in Chicago is a day to remember. In a city so rich with history, every day is the anniversary of some storied historical or cultural moment, whether it’s the dedication of the Pablo Picasso sculpture downtown on August 15, or the arrest of Rod Blagojevich at his Ravenswood home on December 9, or a fire that possibly involved a cow on October 8.
In Every Goddamn Day, acerbic Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg takes the story of the city, pares away the dull, eat-your-peas parts, and provides 366 captivating daily readings in what makes Chicago Chicago and America America. It calls upon a wide cast of characters, from Oscar Wilde to Muhammad Ali, from Emma Goldman to Teddy Roosevelt, and from Richard M. Daley to Fred Hampton, to create a compelling narrative that can be read at a sitting or in a yearlong series of daily doses.
From New Year’s Day to New Years’ Eve, Steinberg takes us on a vivid and entertaining tour, illuminating the famous, obscure, tragic, and hilarious elements that make each day in Chicago memorable.