Erin McHugh on 365 Days of Trying To Be Just a Little Bit Better, Brad Meltzer on Heroes for My Daughter and Julie Klam on A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can’t Live Without Saturday, Nov. 17, 12:00 p.m., Batten (Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 2106)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
Brad Meltzer presents an inspiring collection of heroes from whom daughters can learn to lead a fulfilling and impactful life.
Heroes for My Daughter (Harper, $19.99) brings together the stories of fifty-five remarkable people from across time and from all walks of life, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank to Randy Pausch, Theodore Roosevelt to Lucille Ball, Rosa Parks to the passengers on United Flight 93. Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and six other bestselling thrillers. He is also the host of the TV show Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Channel. Erin McHugh
Erin McHugh, author of
One Good Deed: 365 Days of Trying to Be Just a Little Bit Better (Abrams, $21.95) had spent the better part of her life doing community work before life began to get in the way. When she learns that a relative is going to be canonized, she sets out to recapture a sense of charity. Beginning on her birthday she’ll do one good deed every day for an entire year. “Engaging, funny, wise, and winning.”—Susan Orleans, author of The Orchid Thief. McHugh is a former publishing executive and the author of more than twenty books of trivia, history, children’s stories, and more.
Facebook says you have hundreds of friends. So why, when you really think about it, can you only name two? That’s the question Julie Klam, author of
Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without (Riverhead, $25.95). Drawing on her experiences with her four closest friends, Klam explores every facet of modern friendship and sprinkles her stories with suggestions on how to make the most of it. “. . . without being preachy, each chapter is a lesson.”— People. Klam is the author of the memoir Please Excuse My Daughter, and the dogoirs, You Had Me at Wood and Love at First Bark. Schedule
Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Batten (Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 2106)