My Kind of Memoir
That last sentence has its underpinnings in deep regret; the author is concerned in this book with depicting triumph over adversity -- in the eighth grade, for example, she won the High Point Mexican Girl award though a white classmate's similar award was called the High Point Girl award -- but is clearly more interested in the harsh influence of poverty on people's characters -- on the characters of her family members. There are three opportunities to see the author read from her work, but you won't find her at any local bookstore for some weird reason. Instead, she's reading and signing her book at three local libraries. On Monday, July 26, Treviño Hart will be at Faulk Central Library (800 Guadalupe) at 7pm; the next day, she'll be at the Yarborough Branch (2200 Hancock Dr.) at noon; and at 7pm on Tuesday, July 27, she'll be at the Terrazas Branch (1105 East Cesar Chavez) at 7pm. The Friends of the Austin Public Library will be selling Barefoot Heart at each event.
Bleeding Edge Tour
Random House is sending three authors -- Po Bronson, Gary Rivlin, and Kara Swisher -- to Book People on Thursday, June 29 at 7pm as part of the Silicon Valley Bleeding Edge Tour. Bronson is the author of The Nudist on the Late Shift: And Other True Tales of Silicon Valley (Harper's editor Lewis Lapham calls Bronson "the bard of Silicon Valley"), Rivlin's The Plot to Get Bill Gates is subtitled An Irreverent Investigation of the World's Richest Man ... and the People Who Hate Him, and Swisher is the author of aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads, and Made Millions in the War for the Web, which The New York Times says "reads like a corporate disaster movie."