Thursday, January 24th.
179 Ponce de Leon Ave., N.E., Atlanta, Ga.
After 30 years in the advertising business, author Luke Sullivan is now chair of the advertising department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is the author of “Hey Whipple, Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Advertising,” and the blog heywhipple.com. Sullivan will discuss his work, including the new book, “Thirty Rooms To Hide In: Insanity, Addiction, and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic,” which was published in fall 2012. “Thirty Rooms” is the story of six boys growing up in a dark house in Minnesota, as the father – a respected surgeon – goes insane. Winters rage outside while the father rages within. The mother’s protection allows the boys to have a wildly fun, thoroughly dysfunctional time growing up. The brothers make movies, start a rock & roll group, and wisecrack their way though a grim landscape of their father’s insanity, Eisenhower’s Cold War, fallout shelters and JFK’s assassination. He describes “Thirty Rooms” as “The Shining . . .but funnier.” The event is free and open to the public, with a book sale and signing following the event.
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