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Imran Ahmad lectures at the Carter Presidential Library

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Imran Ahmad admits he is an unlikely candidate to be a man of mystery. His family hails from Pakistan, but he grew up in England. He also admits that counter to popular belief, Muslims are quite boring and in his book The Perfect Gentleman, A Muslim Boy Meets the West, he chronicles his rather boring life.

Well, not really boring, but actually trying to dismiss certain stereotypes that have evolved since the post 9/11 world.

In his lecture at the Carter Presidential Library on May 2, Ahman made a stop as he journeys on a fifty city book tour.

Filled with humor and anecdotal stories, Ahman acknowledges that he when first read the description of James Bond in Fleming book, he fit it. Besides that, Bond likes Vodka, cigarettes, and women, where he belongs in that league and not too different in taste.

What makes this book useful is that it personalized a people that have become a target of mistrust.

He wrote this book simply because he wanted to be a writer and wrote what he knew best, himself.

The Perfect Gentleman is about a man on a odyssey to live a rather boring life but in the end discovers that sharing this tale has open the door to a world full of adventure.

For more details about Imran Ahmad visit: www.Perfect-Gent.com

To keep up on the happening on the Carter Presidential Library visit: http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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