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Falmouth, MA Author Talk & Signing

  • FALMOUTH JEWISH CONGREGATION 7 Hatchville Road East Falmouth, MA, 02536 United States (map)

Lou Cove Speaks at FJC about his memoir Man of the Year


Thursday, January 3 at 1:00 P.M. in FJC’s Speen Hall. Free and open to the public. Book sales handled by Falmouth’s independent bookstore, Eight Cousins.

FJC is pleased to welcome author Lou Cove in this Jewish Book Council author talk about his memoir Man of the Year, the improbably true story of Lou’s 13th year, one very unusual campaign, and the unexpected guest that taught him how to be a man. It’s a fresh twist on the coming-of-age memoir, but also a tale of lost innocence.

1978 promised to be another year of dislocation for twelve-year-old Lou Cove, the eighth move in his short life. His free-thinking Jewish family had just moved from New York, leaving behind Zabar’s for working-class Salem, MA, hardly the place for a long-haired Mets fan on the cusp of becoming Bar Mitzvah. And that was before the arrival of Howie Gordon: actor, artist, hippie, lover, and Playgirl’s Mr. November. When Howie enlists Lou as his campaign manager” in his efforts to be named Playgirl Man of the Year, the unlikely duo embarks on a quest to win the hearts and minds of the witches and wharf rats of Salem.

Lou Cove is the an author and a fundraising advisor to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and PJ Library. He was Executive Director of Reboot, a think-tank and incubator for modern Jewish culture, and Vice President of the National Yiddish Book Center. Lou loves books and campaigns and has raised more than $70 million, mostly for Jewish causes.