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.


Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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