I’m No. 2!
Brian Blair of The (Columbus, Ind.) Republic said so. And he’s smart.
In last Thursday’s edition of my local newspaper, Brian picked my July 20 presentation on my book, Wicked Columbus, Indiana at the Bartholomew County Public Library as his second pick for stuff to do in and around Columbus in the next few weeks.
The top thing will happen in Edinburgh, therefore I’m No. 1 inside the city limits of Columbus. I’m considering putting something attesting to this fact in my promotional materials.
ONCE HAD A PROGRAM ON A BOOK HE WROTE PICKED AS THE TOP THING TO DO IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS INSIDE THE CITY OF COLUMBUS BY A LOCAL NEWSPAPER GUY.
Get ready for the onslaught of press releases, TV ads and T-shirts. Be forewarned that If you order a small shirt, some of that writing will wrap around to the back side. Same holds true for coffee mugs and pens.
And just look at that brilliant write-up and the old-timey photo right over there. Oh, but lest ye not be swooned by my 10-year-old headshot and ancient spectacles, you should really read what Brian has to say about me.
He says, and I quote:
Hoffman is “a solid researcher and writer.”
Not bad. But wait. There’s more. Here’s Brian’s assertion about my mad skills that really frosts the carrot cake with a generous layer of cream cheese icing:
“Whether you’re reading the book or catching Hoffman’s off-the-cuff, wicked wit and storytelling, there’s no room for boredom.”
That’s gold, solid gold right there, I tell you.
Not mentioned in Brian’s poignant prose is the fact that I am also owner of PathBinder Publishing and that I wrote another book: Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher.
But he couldn’t put in everything; he had to say stuff about No. 1 and No. 3. I guess.
This “Tales of Columbus” event is going to go on Facebook Live and on YouTube, too, so you don’t have to actually go to the library to see and hear off-the-cuff, wicked wit. Brian’s words, not mine! Click on those links to get to the library’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.
And here’s something interesting. My son-in-law, Josh Burbrink, will be one of four panelists presenting a Zoom program on veganism through the library the very next evening. I didn’t even know this until I looked up information on my program and saw his name. We will need to have a chat about communication within the family unit. Ah, I can’t be mad; he’s only been a son-in-law for a little over two weeks; he’ll grow into the position.
And don’t forget to go to your local bookstore and buy my two books and lots of other people’s books. My wife, Kimberly S. Hoffman, has a bevy of children’s books out … just sayin’.
Looking forward to talking nefariousness with everyone on the 20th!