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Remember Dan Mathews’ trip to Australia for the launch of his book Committed: A Rabble Rouser’s Memoir there? Well, here’s a great profile that came out yesterday from a huge Australian gay and lesbian website called Same Same. There's a kickass video at the end too.
… Well, a number of dates. Dan Mathews' last cross-country book tour was such a big hit that he’s doing a whole new one. Sometimes I wonder whether the guy doesn’t enjoy sitting around the office and going to endless meetings as much as the rest of us do. There was a nice little piece about Dan in The Windy City Times last week, and another great one in the latest issue of Ocean Drive magazine, which, annoyingly, I can’t link to because they didn’t put it up on their website. I’m not sure I fully understand how people “read” stuff these days if it’s not on the Internet, but they presumably have some kind of system.
Anyway, here’s the schedule for Dan’s book tour in case you live in one of these cities, and even if you don’t, you can order a copy of Committed here. It’s a very funny piece of literature. And it’s got some good stuff in there about animals.
Tuesday, July 24AtlantaBorders Atlanta-Buckhead3637 Peachtree Rd NEAtlanta, GA 303197:30 PMWednesday, July 25NashvilleDavis Kidd BooksellersThe Mall at Green Hills2121 Green Hills Village DriveSte 281Nashville, TN 372156:00 PMMonday, July 30PittsburghJoseph-Beth Booksellers2705 E. Carson StreetPittsburgh, PA 152037:00 pmWednesday, August 1DetroitBorders34300 WoodwardBirmingham, MI 480097:00 PMThursday, August 2AustinBookPeople603 N. LamarAustin, TX 787037:00 PMFriday, August 3Hastings1306 W. Davis St.Conroe, TX 773047:00 pmTuesday, August 7TampaBarnes & Noble11802 N. Dale Mabry HighwayTampa, FL 336187:00 PMThursday, August 9OrlandoBorders600 North Orlando AveWinter Park, FL 327897:00 PMMonday, August 13Minneapolis Magers & Quinn3038 Hennepin Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN 554087:30 p.m. Monday, August 27St. LouisLeft Bank Books399 N. EuclidSt. Louis, MO 631087:00 p.m.
“What is a heterosexual meat eater like me doing in a place like this?” asked James Carville, in his own living room last night. “Well, like everything else, you can blame it on Bill.”
Remember the party that political powerhouses James Carville and Mary Matalin were gonna throw for PETA VP Dan Mathews? To make a long story short, after hitting it off with Dan at a dinner for Bill Clinton recently, Carville and Matalin decided to host a party to launch Dan’s awesome new book, Committed: A Rabble-Rouser’s Memoir. Well, the party was last night and it sounds like it was a blast.
The soiree attracted Capitol Hill folk from both ends of the political spectrum, including Democratic big wig Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Bush speech writer John McConnell, a gaggle of gay Washington scenesters, and even well-known Friend of Bill, Steve Bing, who flew in from Los Angeles just for the event. After introductions by Matalin and Carville, Dan got things started by saying, “Although PETA is a nonpartisan organization, we are hardcore party animals.” And in typical Dan Mathews style he made sure the cocktails at the vegan dinner party were made with Beefeater. Love it.
I guess my invitation got lost in the mail, huh Dan?
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