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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Beer & Books

The Savoy Bookshop and Café in Westerly, Rhode Island, together with the Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, Connecticut hosted me for a book talk this week inside the brewery! Just after I got there and started setting up, the first guest arrived (45 minutes early!), an 80-year-old who introduced himself to me and said that he ‘used to be a runner’. I replied that I could tell that by looking at him ;) Which was partly true and part politeness.

I talked for about an hour to a very attentive audience, then opened up the floor to questions and was inundated. It was really fun to banter with the audience who’d been loosened up a bit with the free beer samples.

The Savoy Bookshop had copies of my book for sale and several were purchased and all wanted them signed by the author… me. There was a 91-year-old swimmer who also told me tales of his ultra swims. Talk about an inspiration!

The brewery is a small family business owned by Charlie Buffam, who chatted with my Dad over a Stonington Glory about the old days.

Loved giving a talk in my native tongue…it just flows…like the beer afterwards.

Signing a copy for a 91-year-old ultra swimmer!!!

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