(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – October 4, 2017) The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches today announced the kick off to its 24h annual Book Festival at The Lake Pavilion (101 S. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach). Sheila Engelstein and Zelda Mason are serving as co-chairs of the event.
Wednesday, November 14 at 5 pm
Book: MAN OF THE YEAR: A Memoir
Author: Lou Cover
About the Book:
1978 promised to be another year of dislocation for Louis Cove, the eighth move in his short life. His free-thinking Jewish family had just left New York and Zabar’s behind for working-class Salem, Massachusetts, a town not far evolved beyond the witch trials that made its name – hardly the place for a long-haired Mets fan on the cusp of his Bar Mitzvah. And that was before the arrival of Howie Gordon: actor, artist, hippie, lover, and Playgirl’s Mr. November, 1978. Howie has Hollywood ambitions and a highly unorthodox idea for achieving them: be named Playgirl Man of the Year, 1979. When he enlists a besotted Lou as his “campaign manager,” the unlikely duo embarks on a quest to win the hearts and minds of Salem. This delightful book is the improbable true story of Lou’s 13th year, one very unusual campaign and the unexpected guest that taught him how to be a man. This book is a fresh twist on the coming-of-age memoir.
About the Author:
Lou Cove is an author, speaker, and fundraising guru. He has devoted his career to the intersection of creativity and capacity-building, helping launch and to grow countless creative ventures. Lou advises CEOs and boards of trustees at numerous national nonprofits, including the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The DiatTribe Foundation, American Institute for Architects, Represent.Us, Double Edge Theatre and Girls Leadership Institute. In addition to coaching leaders and their teams on strategic growth and sustainability, Lou believes in putting his money where his mouth is, and has raised more than $70 million for the causes he cares most about. He is former Executive Director of Reboot, a network of leading young Jewish creatives devoted to “rebooting” modern Jewish culture. Cove was also Vice President of the National Yiddish Book Center, Senior Producer at MassLive.com/Advance Internet, and Associate Publisher at American News Service, and Editor-in-Chief of Optimist Publications.
How to Get Tickets:
Tickets to this special Mandel JCC Book Festival event are $100 per person, which includes valet parking. RSVP by November 2, 2018 at www.jcconline.com/Mandel or call 877.318.0071.
About the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches:
The Mandel JCC has two locations in Palm Beach County. The Boynton Beach building is at 8500 Jog Road and the Palm Beach Gardens building is at 5221 Hood Road. For more information about the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, visit www.jcconline.com.
The mission of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is to build community and enhance connection to Jewish life. The Mandel JCC is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
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