Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Rhode Island 101" author Tim Lenhert on WSBE tonight

Author Tim Lenhert will be in our studios to talk about his fascinating fact-packed and trivia-filled book, "RHODE ISLAND 101." It's 248 pages of (according to the book's subtitle) "Everything you wanted to know about Rhode Island and were going to ask anyway."

From Tim's Web site:

From Narragansett Bay, Roger Williams, the American Industrial Revolution and the Independent Man to the New England mob, the Big Blue Bug, the Newport Mansions, Family Guy and profiles of Buddy Cianci, H.P. Lovecraft and the Farrelly brothers, no book provides a more insightful lowdown on the Ocean State than Rhode Island 101. No book is more fun!

Well known Rhode Islanders weigh in on the nation's smallest state. Investigative reporter Jim Taricani recounts his top stories, Mark Patinkin provides signs that you've been in Rhode Island too long, meteorologist John Ghiorse revisits the most memorable weather events of the last 40 years, Lincoln Chafee offers a Rhode Island treasure hunt and Rory Raven illuminates haunted Rhode Island. Other contributors include Bruce Sundlun, Arlene Violet, and Tony Petrarca, as well as labor historian Scott Molloy, restaurateur Josh Miller, funny man Charlie Hall, anthropologist Michael Bell and music producer Larry Bonoff. From fabulous beaches, historic cities, and dynamite cuisine to corrupt politicians, elite universities and a unique accent and slang, it's all here.

Tune in, starting at 7:30 P.M. And, of course, enjoy "Celebrating Molly Sugden" and "Keeping Up Appearances QE2"!

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