Coming June 5 from
Atlantic Monthly Press
The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America’s greatest athletes, from his roots in the windswept hills of Nevada's Washoe Valley to the heights of his global fame at the Tour de France. With a swift narrative drive and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero.
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I am delighted to announce that I will be traveling to Mount Airy, Andy Griffith's birthplace, for a book-signing at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 23, right in the middle of the definitive annual gathering known as Mayberry Days. The venue is Pages Books, Mount Airy's bookstore, right on Main Street in the historic downtown.
Mayberry Days draws twenty-five thousand of the most devoted Andy Griffith Show fans to the real-life Mayberry for a fall festival. The first Mayberry Day, a one-day affair, was staged in 1990, organized to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Griffith Show's debut. A lot has changed in twenty-six years. Mayberry Days now stretches across five days of the September calendar, the centerpiece of an $80 million annual tourist industry in little Surry County, with 95 percent of it lavished on Mount Airy.
Read the full story in my latest blog post for Classic Movie Hub.