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Glenn to tour nation to promote Memoir

October 12, 1999 — Former Senator and astronaut John Glenn will visit 14 cities to promote his autobiography, John Glenn: A Memoir, according to information released today by publisher Bantam Books. His nearly month-long trip will begin soon after the books hit stores on Nov. 2.

Beginning in his home state of Ohio and returning several times throughout the tour, Glenn will also visit community centers, military bases and book stores in seven states and the nation's capital. Bantam has no plans to schedule more locations beyond those announced.

It is not yet known whether Glenn's co-author, Nick Taylor will join the astronaut on the tour.

A Memoir is a collection of stories about Glenn's and his wife Annie's life experiences, originally gathered for their grandchildren. Glenn has insisted he did not write a book about himself. "It's a memoir, not a biography," Glenn has been quoted as saying.

The following outlines John Glenn's book tour:

Date   Time   City   Location
             
11/06   1:00pm   Columbus, OH   Barnes & Noble (Easton)
11/09   7:00pm   New York, NY   CANCELLED
11/12   6:00pm   Denver, CO   The Tattered Cover (LoDo)
11/13   2:00pm   Pasadena, CA   Vroman's
11/15   6:00pm   San Francisco, CA   Book Passage (Corte Madera)
11/16   6:00pm   Houston, TX   Border's Books & Music
11/18   6:00pm   Cincinnati, OH   Joseph-Beth Booksellers
11/19   6:00pm   Dayton, OH   Books & Co.
11/20   2:00pm   Washington, DC   Costco (Pentagon City)
12/06   6:00pm   Atlanta, GA   Barnes & Noble (Cumberland)
12/07   6:00pm   Vero Beach, FL   Vero Beach Book Center
12/08   12:00pm   Pensacola, FL   Pensacola Naval Air Station
12/08   5:00pm   Ft. Walton Beach, FL   Eglin Air Force Base
12/09   TBA   Norfolk, VA   Norfolk Naval Base
12/10   12:00pm   New York, NY   Barnes & Noble (Rockefeller Center)

More information about each event, as well as additional astronaut events can be found under Sightings.

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