Friday, September 17, 2010

Book Sale & a Reading

The LSW Book today through Sept. 19, 9am-6pm
4093 North Oakland Avenue

Join us again this year in Shorewood
for our annual Book Sale.

The proceeds from this sale benefit Literacy Services of Wisconsin.


Neal Pollack, author of Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude
Boswell Book Company @ 7pm

This event takes place at Boswell and is cosponsored by Invivo Wellness, located at 2060 N. Humboldt Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212. Visit for more information.

Stretch is the hilarious true account of an overweight, balding, skeptical guy's unexpected transformation into a healthy, blissful yoga fiend. Neal Pollack was out of shape. The hair on his head was thinning and the hair on his face was pretentious-traits a New York Times critic gleefully pointed out while panning his second book. Combined with the predestined failure of his punk rock band, it was almost too much for Pollack to bear. He was willing to try anything to get his life back on track . . . even yoga.

While struggling to master difficult poses without kicking other yogis in the face, Pollack actually, remarkably, began to feel better, both in body and mind. Soon he found himself immersed in the "weird and circuslike" world of yoga. He participated in a 24-hour yogathon, attended yoga conferences and Asian retreats, went to yoga rock shows, started getting regular assignments for Yoga Journal magazine, and, finally, began teaching yoga classes himself.

Stretch mercilessly lampoons the bizarre, omnipresent culture of yoga, but it's also a story of profound personal transformation. Pollack started off mocking yoga. Now he's become one of its most enthusiastic proponents.

Neal Pollack
Author bio
: Neal Pollack is the author of the bestselling memoir Alternadad and several books of satirical fiction, including The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature and the rock novel Never Mind the Pollacks. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.


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