When I had my first book signing for ¡Ask a Mexican! at Librería Martinez last year, more than 300 people showed up, and many more were turned away because we crammed the store like illegals in a Chevy trunk. Let's hope as many people show up, if not more, on Sept. 18. That's when I have my first Orange County book signing for my new book, Orange County: A Personal History, my take on our crazy county and my retelling of my family's four-generation zacatecano invasion of Anaheim. Instead of holding the event at Libreria Martinez, however, Macarthur Genius-winning owner Rueben Martinez has decided to hold it at the historic Yost Theater in downtown SanTana, a perfect choice considering I open one of my chapters with its sad story and recent promise.
Just one problem: the Yost holds about 500 people. We need to fill it up lest I talk to blackness. So help a brother out and spread the word, will ya? Click on the flyer and spread it around, or just forward the info below to every person you've ever known, and 30 billion more:
WHO: Me, Gustavo Arellano OCW WHAT: Signing for Orange County: A Personal History WHEN: September 18 (Thursday), 7 p.m. WHERE: Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana (corner of Third and Spurgeon streets) WHY: Because Orange County history is fun! More importantly, support the still-struggling Libreria Martinez--even if you don't give a shit about my book, they'll have a stand there with other books.
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