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Holiday time takes people places and brings people here: including editorial coordinator Ben Berkley, who as part of a Thanksgiving visit is able to be at Elliott Bay to discuss, dissect ... develop ... and in various ways demonstrate the virtues of the excellent new tome, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information in 27 Excruciating Volumes (Little, Brown). We were counting only one volume, actuallybut this "183rd Imperial Edition" of a classic that has been here for nearly a month should provide some fun here this evening. Yes, it's from The OnionTHAT Onion which knows and wittily skewers all.
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Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Historian and archivist Stephen Roby, one of the world's most respected experts on the life and music of Jimi Hendrix, speaks this evening about Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix (Chicago Review Press), his collection of Hendrix interviews previously published in mainstream music publications, African American, and counterculture publications, and in the European press. Stephen Roby is also the author of Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix and Becoming Jimi Hendrix; editor and publisher of Straight Ahead: The International Jimi Hendrix Fanzine; and editor of the Hendrix family's authorized fanzine, Experience Hendrix. "The closest to autobiography we'll ever have of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix." - Publishers Weekly. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636.