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Author Event | RJ Smith: Chuck Berry: An American Life


Thursday July 27, 2023: 3:00pm to 4:00pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room


RJ Smith discusses "Chuck Berry: An American Life," his comprehensive and critically acclaimed portrait of one of the greatest American entertainers, guitarists, and lyricists of the 20th century. Based on interviews, archival research and a deep understanding of Berry's birthplace St. Louis, Smith sheds new light on a man few have ever really understood. While celebrating his accomplishments, the book does not shy away from troubling aspects of his public and private life, asking profound questions about how and why we separate the art from the artist.

Martin Bandyke of ann arbor's 107one will host the event, which includes a signing with books for sale.