Oakland- Richard Michael Levine discusses and signs "The Man Who Gave Away His Organs"

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Richard Michael Levine at Diesel, A Bookstore in OaklandDiesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Richard Michael Levine to the store to discuss and sign his new short story collection, The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife, on Sunday, July 19th at 3:00pm.

The eight stories and novella that make up The Man Who Gave Away His Organs have the cultural scope, time span and in-depth character development usually found only in novels. Their mostly middle-aged protagonists have reached some crisis in their lives, when an unexpected turn of events or twist of fate leads them in new, unanticipated directions. The situations are often both hilarious and tragic. The locations – a holiday party for celebrity lookalikes, a college senior's graduating peformance-arts piece, a support group for people named Irving Horowitz, a liver transplant ward – are intriguing and unique. The prose is at once lyrical and prickly, tender and sardonic, and always, sentence by sentence, read-aloud beautiful.

Richard Michael Levine has written magazine articles for many national publications, including Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, New York, The New York Times Magazine and Esquire, where he was a contributing editor and wrote a monthly column on the media for a number of years. He has been a staff writer and editor at Newsweek and The Saturday Review and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County, and his poetry has been widely published in a variety of literary magazines.



Richard Michael Levine at Diesel, A Bookstore in OaklandCopies of The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife will be available for purchase at the event.








Event date: 
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618-1502