Meet the Author: Bob Dyer

09/09/2014 - 7:00pm
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Join author and columnist Bob Dyer as he reads from his book, Blimp Pilot Terrorizes Akron (And Other Hot Air).  Since joining the Akron Beacon Journal in 1984, Bob Dyer has earned 51 regional and national writing awards. In 2008, he was voted Best Columnist in the Nation and in 2013 he was voted Best Humor Columnist in the nation by the National Society of Professional Journalists. A native of suburban Cleveland, Dyer was one of the lead writers for A Question of Color, a yearlong examination of racial attitudes in Akron that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. Blimp Pilot Terrorizes Akron (And Other Hot Air) was released in November of 2013. In this collection, Dyer nearly crashes the Goodyear blimp, drag races in a ’64 Plymouth Barracuda, drives a 126-ton locomotive, examines the “Great Wall of Fairlawn,” and provides unsolicited advice to LeBron James. Enjoy Dyer’s fast-paced commentary during this free program. Registration begins Monday, August 11.  This program will be held in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room and is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.