Joe Posnanski, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author at The Houdini Museum, Nov. 1 with new Houdini book

Number One New York Times Bestselling Author, Joe Posnanski, will Celebrate the Publication of his New Hardcover, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini, just released by Simon & Shuster at The Houdini Museum, Scranton, PA, November 1, at 7 PM.
 
 
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SCRANTON, Pa. - Oct. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- On November 1st The Houdini Museum is pleased to present Joe Posnanski and his new book The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini just released by Simon & Shuster. Join Joe and renowned magicians Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz for a night full of wonder as they discuss the legendary magician and illusionist.

Joe Posnanski, author of four books, including the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Paterno. He was named National Sportswriter of the Year by five different organizations and has won two Emmy Awards. He's a national columnist for NBC Sports and was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated from 2009 to 2012. In 2012, he was named National Sportswriter of the Year by the Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame, and was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors, and author of The Good Stuff and The Soul of Baseball, which won the prestigious Casey Award for best baseball book of 2007.

Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his devoted fans in an immersive, entertaining, and magical work on the illusionist's impact on American culture—and why his legacy endures to this day.

Harry Houdini. Say his name and a number of things come to mind. Escapes. Illusions. Magic. Chains. Safes. Live burials. Close to a century after his death, nearly everyone in America knows his name from a young age, capturing their imaginations with his death-defying stunts and daring acts. He inspired countless people, from all walks of life, to find something magical within themselves.

This is a book about a man and his extraordinary life, but it is also about the people who he has inspired. Visiting David Copperfield; as well as Scranton's Dorothy Dietrich, who runs away from home to chase her dream and becomes a world famous magician; and a cast of other unforgettable and fascinating characters.

Both a personal obsession and an odyssey of discovery, Posnanski draws inspiration from his lifelong passion for with magic, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to examine Harry Houdini's life and legacy. This is the ultimate journey to uncover why this magic man endures, and what he still has to teach the world about wonder.

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini was released by Simon & Shuster October 22, 2019.

Houdini Museum Official website; https://houdini.org
Dorothy Dietrich Biography;  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Dietrich

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