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TICKETED EVENT: $30
Bestselling author and humorist Dave Barry will discuss his latest novel, Swamp Story.
Each ticket ($30) includes event admission, a copy of Swamp Story, and a donation to the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation.
About the author:
Dave Barry is the author of more bestsellers than you can count on two hands, including Lessons from Lucy, Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Turns Forty, and Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up. A wildly popular syndicated columnist best known for his booger jokes, Barry won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He lives in Miami.
Swamp Story opens with Jesse Braddock trapped in a tiny cabin deep in the Everglades with her infant daughter and her ex-boyfriend, a wannabe reality TV star who turned out to be a lot prettier on the outside than on the inside. Broke and desperate for a way out, Jesse stumbles across a long-lost treasure, which could solve all her problems—if she can figure out how to keep it. The problem is, some very bad men are also looking for the treasure, and they know Jesse has it.
Meanwhile, Ken Bortle of Bortle Brothers Bait and Beer has hatched a scheme to lure tourists to his failing store by making viral videos of the “Everglades Melon Monster.” The Monster is in fact an unemployed alcoholic newspaperman named Phil wearing a Dora the Explorer costume head. Incredibly, this plan actually works, inspiring a horde of TikTokers to swarm into the swamp in search of the monster at the same time villains are on the hunt for Jesse’s treasure. Amid this mayhem, a presidential hopeful arrives in the Everglades to start his campaign. Needless to say, it does not go as planned. In fact, nothing in this story goes as planned. This is, after all, Florida.
Additional books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry.
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations for individuals with hearing, visual or mobility impairments, please email [email protected].
NO REFUNDS. If you are unable to attend the event, please contact [email protected] to claim the book(s) included with your ticket purchase and schedule pick up from the CCPL branch of your choice. Books not claimed within 7 days of the event will be donated to the Library.
Questions? Email us at [email protected].
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|(Library CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day)|
|Tue, May 30||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||1:00PM to 5:00PM|