Press Release: Chicago Area Events
Michael Hingson #1 New York Times best-selling author of THUNDER DOG Appears at Barnes & Noble Schaumburg, Saturday, February 18th, 2012 And East Aurora High School, Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Chicago (IL) February 14, 2012: Michael Hingson New York Times best-selling author of THUNDER DOG: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog & the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero will appear at Barnes & Noble Booksellers Schaumburg on Saturday, February 18th from 12 noon to 1:30pm.
Audiences will follow Michael Hingson and his award winning guide dog, Roselle, as their lives are changed forever by two explosions and 1,463 stairs… and discover how blindness and the astonishing bond between a man and his dog not only saved lives, but fetched America a ray of hope on one of her darkest days.
“This is not the story of how I escaped from the World Trade Center,” said Hingson, but rather it is the story of how I got there, and it is the story of how I learned to cope with the attacks and to move on. It offers life lessons others can use when confronted with major changes in their world.”
Michael will share his personal story and selections from THUNDER DOG on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers Schaumberg located at 590 E. Golf Road, Schaumberg, IL 60173. Phone: (847) 310-0450. This is a free event open to the public.
In addition, Hingson along with his guide dog Africa will make several personal appearances in the Chicago February 20-21st. On Monday, February 20th Hingson will speak to the staff at International Caterpillar in Naperville on Trust and Teamwork. On Tuesday, February 21st Hingson will participate in various events with students at East Aurora High School through the Survivors in Literature program. The evening of February 21st Hingson will share his amazing story to students and adults alike at a public event at East Aurora High School at 7:00pm in the Hawkins Auditorium located at 500 Tomcat Lane, Aurora, IL 60505. Phone (630) 299-8000. Tickets are $3.00 each and available at the door, advance tickets are available at East Aurora High School.
For more information or for interview requests:
Barnes & Noble contact: Dana Campbell (847) 310-0450
East Aurora High School contact: Shane Gillespie (630) 299-8000
Michael Hingson media contact: Celia Black (425) 512-7453