Laurence Gonzales, author of The Still Pint, The Hero's Apprentice, and Surviving Survival, will be at The Book Stall at 7:00 p.m. to discuss his latest collection of essays, House of Pain.
According to The Book Stall's website, House of Pain demonstrates the sometimes hair-raising, sometimes heart-wrenching writing that Gonzales has become known for.
Among the essays included is "Marion Prison," a National Magazine Award finalist, with its intimate view inside the most maximum security prison in America. "House of Pain" takes the reader into the life of a brain surgeon at Chicago's Cook County Hospital, a grim world that few ever see. "Rites of Spring," another National Magazine Award finalist, follows Gonzales and his wife on their journey through cancer, not once, but twice.