04/29 Arthur Salm Reading from his new book, Anyway*
Join San Diego writer Arthur Salm as he reads from his new book, Anyway*!
Reinventing yourself takes humor, heart, and a TON of footnotes!
Max is a good kid—but you wouldn’t know that if you met him at the boring family camp his parents dragged him to over the summer. There, for a few exciting weeks, Max reinvents himself as “Mad Max” and gains a bad-boy reputation for being daring, cool, and fearless. But when Max returns home, he finds it’s easier to be fearless with strangers than it is among friends, and he is not particularly proud of the way his behavior over the summer hurt people. Can he find away to merge his adventurous alter ego with his true identity as a good guy? Peppered with humorous handwritten footnotes and doodles throughout, Anyway* perfectly captures the viewpoint of a young teen doing his best to find his place in the world—and an ideal balance between wise guy and wimp.
Arthur Salm is the former book review editor and columnist, as well as
feature writer and arts writer, for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Before becoming a full-time journalist he freelanced for magazines and
newspapers, worked for Academic Press Journals, and spent a number of
years as a city bus driver and doing various other knockabout jobs
that he hoped would someday give him a man-of-the-people edginess in
an author bio. At age 10 he moved with his family from Evansville,
Ind. to Carlsbad, Calif., where he was unable to become even a
mediocre surfer. He has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of
California, Berkeley, and lives in San Diego with his wife, daughter,
dog, and two cats.