Steven Church, author of "The Guinness Book of Me: A Memoir of Record," will be at the Colorado State University Bookstore at 5:30 p.m. March 22 for a presentation and signing.
Church’s book is a highly original work of literary nonfiction. A memoir built around a young boy’s fascination with the "Guinness Book of World Records," this darkly comic account of an off-kilter Kansas boyhood is a "sublime, existential meditation on what it means to Be Strange," said Tom Bissell, author of "God Lives in St. Petersburg: And Other Stories."
Church, whose essays in some of the country’s most prestigious literary quarterlies have earned him three nominations for the Pushcart Prize, combines prodigious narrative skills with a keen sense of irony as he recounts his singular experiences growing up amid the cultural peculiarities of the 1970s and 1980s. Church earned is M.F.A. in fiction at Colorado State University.
The Colorado State University Bookstore is located on the north end of the Lory Student Center. Parking is free after 4 p.m.