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100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die, Second Edition

Rich in frontier history and bordered by the stunning mountains of the Wasatch Range, Salt Lake City is an ideal haven for the curious and active traveler. As a clean, walkable, and bikeable city, it attracts some of the most talented and creative people from around the world. 100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die provides an updated guide to all the amazing things to do, see, and taste in and around this four-season outdoor playground. Explore the rich religious and cultural traditions at the world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Historic Temple Square. Discover the best places to ski, snowboard, hike, or bike in the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains. You’ll even learn where you can go scuba diving at 8,000 feet above sea level! Get the best recommendations for dining and entertainment, like the top spots for après-ski at all nine resorts in the area. Or take the train to nearby Ogden for one of their famous concerts on 25th Street. Lifetime resident Jeremy Pugh brings even more local knowledge to the insights and itineraries in the second edition. Let this be your guide to the best that Salt Lake City and Utah offer every adventurer who comes to town.

About the Author:
Jeremy Pugh
is a writer living in Salt Lake City who, in one way or another, has been writing about culture, history, and the outdoors in Utah for more than two decades. Formerly the editor of Salt Lake magazine, Pugh is a freelancer and consultant writing for SKI, Lonely Planet, and Salt Lake magazines. A lifelong Utahn, Jeremy travels widely but always returns home to the mountains where he bikes, hikes, and skis as much as possible. He invites you to share your SLC experiences on Twitter and Instagram at @verydynamite and read his writing at @VeryDyanamite.com.

St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline

From the French fiddlers of the fur trading days to the rock and hip hop icons of the present millennium, St. Louis has been a town rich in musical history. Though it has rarely been cited as a center of any scene, any area that has been home to Chuck Berry, Miles Davis, Ike & Tina Turner, Grant Green, Pavlov’s Dog, Uncle Tupelo, Nelly, and Pokey LaFarge has clearly deserved more attention. This book tells the story of music in St. Louis, from the symphonic to the singer/songwriter, from the radio stations that propelled it to the fanzines that documented it, from the musicians who left here for greater fame to those who stayed and made this town more vibrant. This is the first time that all the tributaries of the great St. Louis river of song have been covered in one place; classical, jazz, blues, r&b, rock’n’roll, country, hip hop, and more.

About the Authors:
Steve Pick was born in 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri. His life-long interest in music became an obsession when he co-founded Jet Lag magazine in 1980, then spent 13 years reviewing concerts and writing a music column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He began working in record stores in 1983, and played guitar in a handful of bands in the 1980s. From 1988 through 1993, and again from 2001 to the present, he has hosted a weekly radio show on KDHX-FM. In his lifetime, he has seen more than half the musicians in this book play live.

Amanda E. Doyle is a St. Louis transplant (via Memphis, Florida, and Mizzou) and ardent city resident. She got kicked out of her first concert (Delbert McClinton, at a dive bar in Memphis, where her dad smuggled her in on his shoulders) at age 6, which began a lifetime of great shows and diverse musical interests. She's written for visitor publications in several cities, and has authored 5 previous books, including 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die, Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, and Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis. She lives with her husband, two children, a nutty cat and an elderly Chihuahua in south St. Louis.

Events & Updates

Presentation

Join What's With Chicago? author Ellen Shubart for a presentation at Northbrook Public Library in Northbrook, IL starting at 2 p.m.

— March 23, 2019

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside, CA Before You Die and Secret Inland Empire, for a writing workshop, discussion, and book signing at Riverside Art Museum (3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501) from 10:20 a.m. to noon.

— March 23, 2019

Book Signing

Join Jeremy Pugh, author of 100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Author Palooza (330 E 1300 St., Orem, Utah, 84058) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

— March 23, 2019

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library (11960 S Pulaski Rd., Alsip, IL 60803) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

— March 26, 2019

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Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Riverside Public Library (1 Burling Rd., Riverside, IL 60546) starting at 8:30 p.m.

— March 28, 2019

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Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Riverside Public Library (1 Burling Rd., Riverside, IL 60546) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

— March 28, 2019

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Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Glenview Public Library (1930 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL 60025) from 7 to 8 p.m.

— April 2, 2019

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Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Wilmette Public Library (1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091) from 1 to 2 p.m.

— April 4, 2019

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Join Jessica Mlinaric, author of Secret Chicago, for a presentation at White Oak Library's Crest Hill Branch (20670 Len Kubinski Dr., Crest Hill, IL 60403) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

— April 12, 2019

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for a book signing at Hazel General Store (1250 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703) from 1 to 2 p.m.

— April 13, 2019

Book Signing

Join Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Mermaid Factory (510 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— April 20, 2019

Book Signing

Join Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewery (1805 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

— April 23, 2019

Book Signing

Join Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum (1113 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

— April 27, 2019

Author Event

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Mackinac Island Before You Die, for an event at Leon and Lulu (96 W 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, MI 48017) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

— April 28, 2019

Book Signing

Join Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Cottage LunaSea Gift Store from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— April 28, 2019

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, Second Edition, for a wine tasting, vineyard tour, and book signing at Fisher King Winery (1105 Laser St., Verona, WI 53593) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

— April 29, 2019

Launch Party

Join Jenna Kashou, author of 100 Things to Do in Milwaukee Before You Die, Second Edition, for her book launch at The Ivy House (906 S Barclay St., Milwaukee, WI 53204) from 4 to 8 p.m.

— May 1, 2019

Book Signing

Join Sam Brown, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston, for a book signing at Goodnight Charlie's (2531 Kuester, Houston, TX 77006) from 6 to 8 p.m.

— May 2, 2019

Book Signing

Join Sam Brown, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston, for a book signing at Murder by the Book (2342 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005) from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

— May 4, 2019

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Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, Second Edition, for a presentation and book signing at Oregon Public Library (256 Brook St., Oregon, WI 53575) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— May 4, 2019

Presentation

Join Larry Burns, author of Secret Inland Empire, for a presentation at Culver Center for the Arts (3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

— May 5, 2019

Book Signing

Join Sam Brown, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston, for a book signing at River Oaks Bookstore (3720 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098) from 3 to 5 p.m.

— May 11, 2019

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Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Pages Bookshop (19560 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48223) from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

— May 14, 2019

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, Second Edition, for a wine tasting and making your own bucket list at Toot + Kate's Winebar (109 S Main St., Verona, WI 53593) from 6 to 8 p.m.

— May 16, 2019

Presentation

Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Barnes and Noble (3120 Fairland Dr., Allen Park, MI 48101) from 1 to 3 p.m.

— May 18, 2019

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Join Adam Sawyer, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Portland, Oregon, for a presentation at Lake Oswego Public Library (706 4th St., Oswego, OR 97034) from 7-8 p.m.

— May 21, 2019

Presentation

Join Adam Sawyer, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Portland, OR, for a presentation at Lake Oswego Public Library (706 4th St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034) from 7 to 8 p.m.

— May 21, 2019

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of Secret Inland Empire, for the Annual Kewet Festival at the Malki Museum (11795 Malki Rd., Banning, CA) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

— May 26, 2019

Presentation

Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Paper Trial Book (414 S Washington, Royal Oak, MI 48067) from 1 to 3 p.m.

— June 1, 2019

Presentation

Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Barnes and Noble (2800 S Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307) from 1 to 3 p.m.

— June 8, 2019

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Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Clinton Macomb Public Library (40900 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

— June 18, 2019

Presentation

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Mackinac Island Before You Die, for a presentation at Hiawatha Sportsman's Club (Naubinway, MI 49762) from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

— July 17, 2019

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at A Room of One's Own Bookstore (315 W Gorham St., Madison, WI 53703) from 1 to 3 p.m.

— July 20, 2019

Presentation

Join Larry Burns, author of Secret Inland Empire, for a presentation and book signing at Mission Inn Museum (3696 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501) from 2 to 3 p.m.

— September 21, 2019