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OFFSITE: GARY CARTWRIGHT - The Best I Recall @ Scholz Beer Garten
Saturday, June 27 at 3PM
At Scholz Garten!
(Not at BookPeople)
Edgar Award Winning Author
speaking & signing
The Best I Recall: A Memoir
Join us this afternoon as we celebrate Texas journnalist Gary Cartwright and his new memoir at Sholz Garten (1607 San Jacinto Blvd.) with a couple of pints and a whole lot of reminiscing. One of the most regarded writers alive whose foremost subject isTexas, he'll be discussing his decades long career at the Texas Monthly, his stint at the Dallas Morning News, and the whirlwind of shenanigans, heartbreaks, and the friends and people that built the framework of the stories he produced! Come soak in the sun and sip on the suds in the company of one Austin's living legends!
ABOUT GARY CARTWRIGHT
Gary Cartwright has had a distinguished career as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer, contributing stories to such national publications as Harper’s, Life, Saturday Review, Rolling Stone, and Esquire. His writing credits also include the books HeartWiseGuy and Galveston: A History of the Island, as well as the screenplays J. W. Coop and Another Pair of Aces, coauthored with Bud Shrake. Cartwright has held a Dobie-Paisano fellowship and has won the Texas Institute of Letters Stanley Walker Award for Journalism and the Press Club of Dallas Katie Award for Best Magazine News Story.
ABOUT THE BEST I RECALL
Gary Cartwright is one of Texas's legendary writers. In a career spanning nearly six decades, he has been a newspaper reporter, Senior Editor of Texas Monthly, and author of several acclaimed books, including Blood Will Tell, Confessions of a Washed-up Sportswriter, and Dirty Dealing. Cartwright was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for reporting excellence, and he has won several awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, including its most prestigious—the Lon Tinkle Award for lifetime achievement. His personal life has been as colorful and occasionally outrageous as any story he reported, and in this vivid, often hilarious, and sometimes deeply moving memoir, Cartwright tells the story of his writing career, tangled like a runaway vine with great friendships, love affairs, four marriages, four or five great dogs . . . looking always to explain, at least to himself, how the pattern probably makes a kind of perverted sense.