An Interview by Kevin Killeen

Kevin Killeen interviewed me yesterday for his early morning segment, “A Whole ‘Nother Story.” He’s a good interviewer. It should put you in the mood to take in my reading at the Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios, 2500 Sutton Blvd. in Maplewood, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Here’s the interview.

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/05/28/kevin-killeens-whole-nother-story-making-of-an-icon/

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Awesome Day

Today was absolutely awesome, mostly. I sold, sold, sold both my book about the Arch and Beer, Brats, and Basement: St. Louis Germans at the German Cultural Society’s Maifest. I don’t know how many people said they showed up because they saw me on Fox 2 this morning. I had some great conversation and came back with a horrible case of sunburn from sitting at an unshaded table facing west for six hours on a sunny afternoon.

Busy, Busy Day

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Sunday is shaping up to be a most busy day. At 7:45 a.m., I’ll be talking about The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch on Fox 2 News in the morning. After that, I’ll be off to church and then make a quick change into my lederhosen. Starting at noon and going for the rest of the afternoon, I’ll be selling Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans along with The Making of an Icon at the German Cultural Society’s annual Maifest at Donau-Park, 5020 West Four Ridge Road, House Springs. The society’s Maifest is about as authentic as any in the region. If you come, stop by my book table.

Two Great Reviews

The Post-Dispatch and the West End Word both carried great reviews of my book in recent days.

Here’s a link to the Post-Dispatch review:

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/reviews/st-louisan-s-book-the-making-of-an-icon-sings/article_30a965c8-27ab-574c-9e8d-af0e3eab9ed6.html

And here’s a link to the West End Word review:

http://www.westendword.com/Articles-Books-c-2014-04-22-192142.114137-The-Making-Of-An-Icon.html#axzz30cm5sSpi

Enjoy!