Monday, March 17, 2014

Book Review: A is for Akron

Book Review: A is for Akron
by Brit Charek via Akron Empire

I've lived a few places in my life—San Francisco, Chicago—but when asked what city has given me the best memories and opportunities, the answer is a no-brainer: Akron, Ohio.

So naturally, when Joanna Wilson asked me to review the new book she co-authored, A is for Akron, I jumped on it and knew I would enjoy it. What I didn't expect was all the new things I learned about my adopted hometown, past and present.

For example, did you know Akron has a Marble Museum? Or that the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been listed by Popular Mechanics as one of the "10 National Parks to See Before You Die"?

A few of my favorite sections are "B is for Blimp" (of course!), "K is for Keeping Up with the Art Scene," and "N is For Neighborhoods." Beyond all the cool facts I learned, I especially enjoyed all the photos: some recent, and some dating as far back as the 1880's.

A is for Akron is a delight for locals, former locals, visitors and aliens. The authors' hometown pride is clear and infectious. This book is essential to anyone who has ever called the Rubber City home.

The book will be on sale at several local locations and at A is for Akron's website starting this Tuesday, March 18.

You can celebrate the launch of the book at Musica on Thursday from 6-9pm. Authors Karen Starr and Joanna Wilson will be on hand at to sign copies of their book. Food will be for sale at Urban Eats, which is connected to Musica, and Musica’s cash bar will be open for drinks and don't miss out on the free photobooth courtesy of The Magnolia Photobooth Company. The fun continues at 9pm with an After Party, featuring a performance by Roxxymoron. Click here for more details.

For more information about A is for Akron visit:
A is For Akron's website
A is For Akron's Facebook
A is for Akron on Twitter

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