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Monday, October 24, 2016
D. G. Martin tonight! Discount Club Sale and Ninth Street Sidewalk sale this weekend!
D.G. Martin guides us to North Carolina's best roadside eateries tonight
...and Wednesday evening Tim Crothers takes us to Hollywood by way of Uganda. On Thursday NCSSM teacher Nicole Sarrocco conjures up some "Ill Mannered Ghosts." And on Friday Dr. Bruce Hillman explains the little-known history of AIDS research in the U.S.
Saturday there will be a marvelous Ninth Street Sidewalk Sale, and Saturday and Sunday The Regulator will be having our fall discount club sale as well. SHOP LOCAL!
Then on Sunday afternoon we'll check the polls to see how Sadie McGrady is doing when "Sadie McGrady Runs for President!" See details on all of these events below. (Is The Regulator a happinin' place or what?)
Want to eat like the locals? D. G. Martin has spent years traveling the major roadways of North Carolina, on the lookout for community, local history, and, of course, a good home-cooked meal. Here D. G. is your personal tour guide to more than 100 notable local roadway haunts that serve not only as places to eat but also as fixtures of their communities. You're going to want to keep a copy of this book in your glove compartment!
To give you a "flavor" of the book, local joints recommended in the book include Allen and Sons, Margaret's Cantina, The Backyard BBQ Pit, Bullock's Bar-B-Cue, and The Saltbox Seafood Joint.
David Grier "D. G." Martin, Jr. is a newspaper columnist and the current host of UNC-TV's North Carolina Bookwatch. Born in Atlanta, Martin grew up in Davidson, North Carolina, where his father served as president of Davidson College. He attended Davidson, where he played on the basketball team for Coach Lefty Driesell and then served in the U.S. Army's Special Forces. After active duty, Martin graduated from Yale Law School and practiced law in Charlotte, NC.Martin served as both the Secretary and a Vice-President for the University of North Carolina system, and served in interim leadership positions at North Carolina Central University, and UNC-Pembroke. In addition to writing a weekly column that appears in over 40 newspapers across North Carolina and hosting North Carolina Bookwatch on UNC-TV since 1999, Martin hosts a daily radio interview show on AM radio station WCHL in Chapel Hill. He is married, has two adult children, enjoys running and has completed several marathons.
Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 P.M.
Chapel Hill author Tim Crothers will be at The Regulator to read from and discuss his recent book, The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion, the astonishing and inspirational true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda, who -- inspired by an unlikely mentor-- has become an international chess champion. The highly praised* motion picture of The Queen of Katwe has just opened nationwide.
* "If there is anyone out there capable of remaining unmoved by this true-life triumph-of-the-underdog sports story, I don't think I want to meet that person..." A. O. Scott, The NYTimes.
"To be African is to be an underdog in the world. To be Ugandan is to be an underdog in Africa. To be from Katwe is to be an underdog in Uganda. And to be a girl is to be an underdog in Katwe. The Queen of Katwe is the ultimate underdog story."
Tim Crothers is a former senior writer at Sports Illustrated who is currently a journalism professor and a freelance sportswriter. He is the author of The Man Watching, a biography of Anson Dorrance, the legendary coach of the University of North Carolina women's soccer team, co-author of Hard Work, the autobiography of UNC basketball coach Roy Williams, and author of The Queen of Katwe, the story of a 16-year-old female chess champion from the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Crothers lives with his wife and two children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Prompted by an out-of-the-blue phone call one autumn day, Nicole returns to the scene of bizarre historical occurrences--her childhood home. What ensues is an adventure of mental spelunking that threatens to destabilize her whole family as they move "back to the old homeplace" to face down the demons of chaos and just plain weirdness. Family, spirits, and plain folks jostle for attention in a jarringly-real-meets-chaotically-dreamlike story that can only be called "Occasionally True."
NICOLE SARROCCO, author of Karate Bride, and the Occasionally True series of novels (beginning with Lit By Lightning in 2015 and continuing with Ill-Mannered Ghosts), is a North Carolina writer. Her poems have appeared in various journals, most recently in Kakalak and forthcoming in North Carolina Literary Review 2017. She lives in Raleigh, NC, in a haunted house with her husband, daughter, son, dog, and groundhogs. Most days you'll find her teaching English and History to the high school students at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
In A Plague on All Our Houses, Dr. Bruce J. Hillman dissects the war of egos, money, academic power, and Hollywood clout that advanced AIDS research even as it compromised the career of Dr. Michael Gottlieb, the scientist who discovered the disease. A Plague on All Our Houses follows Dr. Gottlieb's thoughts and actions, as well as his relationships with his patients, colleagues, and family, during the first decade of the worldwide AIDS epidemic. The book offers a ringside seat to one of the most important medical discoveries and controversies of our time.
BRUCE J HILLMAN, MD, has distinguished himself as a health services researcher, clinical trialist, and author. He is professor and former chair of radiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of The American College of Radiology. He has authored two books prior to A Plague on All Our Houses -- The Sorcerer's Apprentice: How Medical Imaging is Changing Health Care - a book about medical imaging for lay readers - and the creative nonfiction book, The Man Who Stalked Einstein: How Nazi Scientist Philipp Lenard Changed the Course of History.
DISCOUNT CLUB SALE AND NINTH STREET SIDEWALK SALE!
Saturday, October 15
Join us for a Sidewalk Sale the length of 9th Street on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016! Visit us and the other fine merchants of 9th Street for superior quality and great values. Shop local!
And we will be having our fall discount club sale on Saturday and Sunday as well! For members of our discount club, all books in the store will be 20% off. Shop early and oftern!
Sunday, October 16, 2:00PM
Local author Mary Parry will read and discuss her debut children's book, Sadie McGrady Runs for President. The League of Women Voters will have a voting information table at the event.
Sadie McGrady has always dreamed of becoming president and making the world a better place. But running a campaign means facing some big challenges. Can she find the courage and support she needs to win on Election Day? And if she does, will she have what it takes to lead from the White House?
Mary S. Parry is a devoted advocate for women and girls and an experienced leader in the political process. She most recently directed development and communications for an organization serving women and families. She is a published writer with a passion for including more women in the world of politics and leadership. Mary and her family live in Chapel Hill.