Visiting Tom by Michael Perry
Michael Perry, author of Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway and the Road to Roughneck Grace—which chronicles his friendship with his eighty two year old neighbor, Tom, through their shared chats—will address the Hamden Book Group via Skype connection from his Wisconsin home on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 7:00pm. The program will take place in the Friends Room at the Miller Memorial Library, 2901 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden.
Perry’s essays and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Backpacker, Outside, Runner’s World, Salon.com, and he is a contributing editor to Men’s Health magazine. His writing assignments have taken him to the top of Mt. Rainier with Iraq War veterans, into the same room as the frozen head of Ted Williams, across the United States with truckers and country music singers, and even naked into a spray-tan booth. Published in 2013, Visiting Tom relates Tom’s stories, memories and jokes at the same time revealing much about Perry’s own homelife.