3 to 5 with Michael Hainey

3 to 5 Questions for Authors:

In Which A Librarian asks a Talented Author a Small Number of Questions

We Skyped with Michael Hainey!!!

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One of our awesome book groups, Books & Brewskis, got the chance to talk face-to-screen with author and Deputy Editor of GQ Magazine, Michael Hainey about his book, After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story. In the book, Mr. Hainey describes his journey to find out the truth about the night his father, a newspaper man in Chicago, unexpectedly died. Hainey was just six-years-old at the time. If you like true stories of family and secrets and mysteries and healing, and books with heart (but not gushy heart), don’t miss it.

Honestly, I was so excited to talk with Mr. Hainey and so impressed at the thoughtfulness with which he answered our questions, my notes look like chicken scratch. So this isn’t a true 3 to 5 interview but I did manage to write the answer to one question he answered for us:

Q: If you were a Dewey Decimal number, what number would you be?

A: Why do I want to say 800s? [we informed him that poetry can be found in the 800s ]. That makes sense because I love poetry and I lived in the stacks when I was a kid!


To listen to more Michael Hainey check out this interview or visit his website www.aftervisitingfriends.com. Listening to him speak will make you want to read his book even more.

To learn about our next Books & Brewskis date, click here.

Thanks also to The Filling Station Microbrewery for being our gracious hosts every month.

Photo credit: Featured image fromĀ  www.aftervisitingfriends.com.


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