Manny P. here…
Two more libraries in Illinois have added Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, bringing the national total to 28. The state is second only to California in the number of libraries embracing my paperback.
The first of these locations can be found in Des Plaines, a suburb of Chicago. Known as the City of Destiny, it rests next to O’Hare International Airport. Also, the first McDonalds Restaurant was built in this area.
The movie – The Breakfast Club – was filmed there. Famed playwright David Mamet also referenced Des Plaines in his work Glengarry Glen Ross.
Another library in this locale now carries my book in the township of Park Ridge. The suburb is 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.
Some relatively famous folks have resided in Park Ridge including U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton; and actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Snodgress, and Karen Black. Grant Wood, famous for his painting American Gothic, also lived in Park Ridge.
Six libraries in Illinois have now included my book to their shelves. One location near Chicago which will receive my book as a gift (and a significant donation) will be MOOSEHEART, my official charity. I plan on this special moment to occur when the paperback sells out its first printing (hopefully sometime in 2011).
Until next time> “never forget”