[Update, 9.22.10: We're pleased to announce the winner, selected by our staff: Julie Lueker from Portland! We hope she and her husband will enjoy their free tickets to Michele Norris's reading while sitting next to each (but not in their respective vehicles). Thanks to everyone who entered!]
Michele Norris, the host of National Public Radio's All Things Considered and author of the new memoir The Grace of Silence, is reading at the Bagdad Theater in Portland on October 5th. Tickets are $24.95, which includes admission and a copy of her book.
But don't worry — we've got a pair of tickets to give away!
In the wake of talk of a "post-racial America" upon the ascendance of Barack Obama as president of the United States, Michele Norris...set out, through original reporting, to write a book about "the hidden conversation on race" that is going on in this country. But along the way she unearthed painful family secrets — from her father’s shooting by the Birmingham police within weeks of his discharge from service in World War II to her grandmother’s peddling pancake mix as an itinerant Aunt Jemima.
Publishers Weekly calls The Grace of Silence "eloquent and affecting." The book goes on sale September 21st.
To win tickets, all you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite NPR "driveway moment." It doesn't even have to be related to Norris or All Things Considered — just tell us about any time you were trapped in a vehicle, unwilling or unable to leave until the story ended.
Deadline is midnight on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. We'll select our favorite comment to receive the tickets and contact you via your email address.
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