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Mo Rocca

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Mo Rocca back to Tulsa for an event in celebration of his new book, Roctogenarians, on Thursday June 27. The event will start at 7pm and will be hosted at The Synagogue | Congregation B’nai Emunah (located at 17th and Peoria).

This is a ticketed event, each ticket comes with one (1) hardcover copy of Roctogenarians ($28.99 value) by Mo Rocca and one (1) seat at the event on June 27.

In the vein of Mobituaries, Roctogenarians is a collection of entertaining and unexpected profiles of late in life achievers–some long gone (a cancer-stricken Henri Matisse, who began work on his celebrated cut-outs when he could no longer paint), some very much still living (Mel Brooks, yukking it up at close to one hundred).

Tickets are on sale now, Roctogenarians will be published by Simon & Schuster on June 11, 2024. Ticket holders will be able to pick up their copy of the book at Magic City Books starting June 11. Books will also be available for pickup at the event on June 27.

All tickets include a copy of the book, there is a limit of four tickets per transaction. Please provide the full name and email address of each ticket holder so that all event notifications and information can be sent to all attendees.

If you have a ticket and are unable to attend the event, you will be able to pick up your book at Magic City Books during normal business hours. The last day for ticket holders to pick up Roctogenarians by Mo Rocca is Friday, August 9, 2024. We will make an efort to have signed books available for pick up but can not guarantee a signed copy.

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About Roctogenarians

From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca, author of New York Times bestseller Mobituaries, comes an inspiring collection of stories that celebrates the triumphs of people who made their biggest marks late in life.

Eighty has been the new sixty for about twenty years now. In fact, there have always been late-in-life achievers, those who declined to go into decline just because they were eligible for social security. Journalist, humorist, and history buff Mo Rocca and coauthor Jonathan Greenberg introduce us to the people past and present who peaked when they could have been puttering–breaking out as writers, selling out concert halls, attempting to set land-speed records–and in the case of one ninety-year tortoise, becoming a first-time father. (Take that, Al Pacino!)

In the vein of Mobituaries, Roctogenarians is a collection of entertaining and unexpected profiles of these unretired titans–some long gone (a cancer-stricken Henri Matisse, who began work on his celebrated cut-outs when he could no longer paint), some very much still living (Mel Brooks, yukking it up at close to one hundred). The amazing cast of characters also includes Mary Church Terrell, who at eighty-six helped lead sit-ins at segregated Washington, DC, lunch counters in the 1950s, and Carol Channing, who married the love of her life at eighty-two. Then there’s Peter Mark Roget, who began working on his thesaurus in his twenties and completed it at seventy-three (because sometimes finding the right word takes time.)

With passion and wonder Rocca and Greenberg recount the stories of yesterday’s and today’s strongest finishers. Because with all due respect to the Golden Girls, some people will never be content sitting out on the lanai. (PS Actress Estelle Getty was sixty-two when she got her big break. And yes, she’s in the book.)

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, host of the hit Mobituaries podcast, and host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation. He’s also a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and host and creator of Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli. Rocca is coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving and author of All the Presidents’ Pets: The Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over.

Jonathan Greenberg is a professor of English at Montclair State University and the author of two books of literary criticism along with many articles and essays. He is also an Emmy Award-winning screenwriter who has written for children’s shows including Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, and Arthur. He is the coauthor of Mobituaries.

Details

Date:
June 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-mo-rocca-tickets-910877488087

Organizer

Magic City Books

Venue

Congregation B’nai Emunah
1719 S. Owasso Ave.
Tulsa, 74120 United States
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