I just heard that a new biography (published by the University of Michigan Press) of the late Senator Paul Wellstone will be released here in D.C. in September. The author is none other than his friend and now communications director for Wellstone Action Bill Lofy:
You are invited to the national launch of the new biography of Paul Wellstone. On Tuesday, September 6, Bill Lofy will be in Washington, DC for a reception to launch his new book, Paul Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive (University of Michigan Press). He will be introduced by one of Paul Wellstone’s closest friends in Washington: former Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services Peter Edelman of Georgetown University.
Lofy, who is Wellstone Action’s communications director and a former staffer to Senator Wellstone, has written a readable and fast-paced biography of one of the most compelling figures in the history of American politics. Lofy’s book is more than just the chronicle of Wellstone’s life and political career; it’s also an indispensable guide to what ails political life today. Arianna Huffington says, “Bill Lofy’s excellent biography…reminds us just how much politicians of Wellstone’s honesty, character, and spine are needed — now more than ever.” This is the first Wellstone biography to be written. To read more about the book click here.
Join us for an evening of discussion on September 6 as we celebrate Paul Wellstone’s life and legacy with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the historic Woman’s National Democratic Club. The event is being co-sponsored by the Woman’s National Democratic Club and Politics & Prose bookstore. Guests are requested to make reservations with a $15 advance payment (that gets you free food and drinks!). Please RSVP to 202-232-7363 or reservations at democraticwoman.org. Here are the details of the event:
What: Book reading and reception for the national launch of Paul
Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive
When: Tuesday, September 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW,
Washington DC (near Q Street exit, Dupont Circle Metro Station)