What’s better than that new-car smell? For me, it’s the smell of ink from my newly-published book. I got it when I picked up my copy of The Colorful Characters of St. Louis at the warehouse this morning, Sept. 13, 2016. Gotta remember that date.
It’s got 280 pages and weighs a pound. Wow. That’s heavy, but what do you expect with heavy topics like Beatle Bob, Percy Green, Bob Cassilly and seventy-seven other Colorful Characters. So start lifting your weights, so you can lift my book. The workout will be worth it.
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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