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100 Things to Do in Chattanooga Before You Die
How in less than one generation did Chattanooga transform itself from America’s Dirtiest City to the Scenic City? By embracing its history, cleaning up its act, bringing art into its communities, and building some first-class tourist attractions. Surrounded by natural wonders, Chattanooga has become a mecca for hikers, bikers, and thrill seekers looking for their next adrenaline high. History buffs can explore Chattanooga’s complicated past, from the Civil War to civil rights. In 100 Things to Do in Chattanooga Before You Die, you’ll find a new adventure on every page, with seasonal events and detailed itineraries to serve as your own personal tour guide. Sample award-winning whiskey. Find the best burger in town. Tour the Paradise Gardens. And of course, See Rock City! Tourists and locals alike are sure to find something new to try. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore. Adventure awaits!

Author Bio: 
A natural storyteller and lover of adventure, Alexi Ruth Engesath has been writing since she learned to grasp a pencil. Over the last decade Alexi Ruth has kept busy raising two kids and two dogs in her adopted hometown of Chattanooga. To follow her exploits check out AlexiRuth.com or connect on Instagram @alexiruth.

Letters Home from Stanford
Letters Home from Stanford, a collection of the hand-written and electronic correspondence of generations of Stanford students, recalls the common human experience of breaking out and trying to find our way as we observe the world around us and look over the shoulder toward home. From first letters home freshman year and firsthand accounts of historical events to questions about self and questions about laundry, these letters, emails, and texts evoke a sense of the heritage, history, and shared experience common to college students everywhere, and Stanford students in particular. Walk the Quad with Lucy, member of the Pioneer Class, who headed west to Stanford in 1891, and Laine, feisty member of the Class of 2016. Live history as Hope celebrates the end of World War l, throw snowballs in the Quad with Elaine in 1962, celebrate with Burnham when he makes the newspaper staff on his second try in 1923, root for the Cardinal—er, Trees?—at yet another Big Game,  name the year. Letters Home from Stanford asks us to explore what Stanford is, has been, and can be—to ourselves and to others—and to reflect on how it matters to us still. From desks, benches, and patches of grass across campus and the decades, Stanford’s students challenge, engage, and inspire you—just like the gang back in the dorm. One person’s correspondence tells one Stanford story. Together, they tell all of ours.
Author Bio:
Alison Carpenter Davis graduated from Stanford in 1979. Her articles have appeared in Stanford magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the International Herald Tribune, and The Des Moines Register, among others. She was formerly an editor at Outside magazine and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has a thing about words.

Events & Updates

Book Signing

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a book signing and celebration of her first book at the Stanford Bookstore, 519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, 6-8 p.m.      

— February 23, 2017

Book Reading

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a reading at Hume Center for Writing and Speaking Open House--Building 250, Lasuen Mall--from 8-9PM. Two pairs of students at Stanford University and their relatives will read letters from the book. 

— February 24, 2017

Book Signing

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a book signing at the Parents' Weekend Resource Fair at the Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., from 9:30AM-11:30AM

— February 25, 2017

Radio Interview

Tune into KNBR 1050 AM for an interview between Stanford basketball analyst John Platz and Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, at the halftime of the 1PM Stanford basketball game.

— February 25, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement for the Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, at 2:30PM.

— March 2, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, for a speaking engagement at Firehouse Subs, 2520 Main St., at 7:30AM. Chip will be speaking at a bi-weekly meeting of business owners and entrepreneurs, hosted by the CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce. 

— March 2, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement at the Wednesday Club of St. Louis, 12589 Ladue Rd., at 11AM. 

— March 8, 2017

Radio Interview

Tune into ESPN 97.9 (FM) at 8AM or 1410 (AM) at 10AM for the Pulse of the Region Radio Show and an interview with Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die. 

— March 11, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at St. Gabriel the Archangel, 6303 Nottingham Ave., at 8PM.

— March 13, 2017

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for an event at the Carillon Bell Tower, 900 University Ave., from 12-1PM. Larry will discuss his book's pre-sale information and hold a discussion on places to find free music in Riverside. 

— March 13, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a speaking engagement at the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, 75 Arbor Rd. at Cambridge Ave., from 12-2PM. 

— March 14, 2017

Book Signing

Join Beth D'Addono, author of 100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die, for a book signing at Jefferson Parish Library/ East Bank Regional Library--4747 W Napoleon Ave.--at 7PM. Beth will also make a small presentation and answer questions. 

— March 15, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement for the Forever Young Club at MAC West, 1777 Des Peres Rd., at 12PM. 

— March 17, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement at Temple Israel, 1 Rabbi Alvan D Rubin Dr., from 12-2PM. This event will be a combined luncheo for seniors from both Temple Israel and Shaare Emeth Temple. 

— March 20, 2017

TV Interview

Tune into WCNC Charlotte at 11AM for an interview with Sarah Crosland, author of Secret Charlotte.

— March 20, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kevin Gibson, author of Secret Louisville, for a book signing at Carmichael's bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., at 7PM. 

— March 23, 2017

Book Signing

Join Amy Eckert, author of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, for a book signing at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., from 3-7PM. This signing will also include two other Detroit-based authors. 

— March 24, 2017

Author Event

Join Sarah Crosland, author of Secret Charlotte, and other local authors at the Mauney Library Local Author Fair100 S. Piedmont Ave.from 10AM-10PM. 

— March 25, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kevin Gibson, author of Secret Louisville, for a book signing at The Cure Lounge, 1481 S Shelby St., from 5:30PM-1AM. 

— April 1, 2017

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for a reading and book signing at Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave., from 7:30-9PM. 

— April 3, 2017

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for an event at the Urge Palette, 3635 9th St., from 7-8PM. This event will be a dual presentation with another author, and will include a reading, music, and book signing. 

— April 6, 2017

Book Signing

Join Beth D'Addono, author of 100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die, for a book signing at Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., at 6PM. Beth will also make a small presentation and answer questions. 

— April 6, 2017

Author Event

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for an event at Books Inc., 3515 California St., from 6-8PM. 

— April 6, 2017

Book Signing

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a book singing at the Buder Branch of Saint Louis Public Library, 4401 Hampton Ave., from 6:30PM-8PM.

— April 13, 2017

Book Signing

Join Sarah Crosland, author of Secret Charlotte, for a book signing at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd., at 11AM. 

— April 15, 2017

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for an event at Revel, 107 N Hamilton St., from 11AM to 1PM. Shoppers can pop in after the first Farmers' Market of the season to purchase a book and enjoy a mimosa, and create their own "Madison Adventure" tote bag.

— April 15, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement at Wildwood Historical Society, 18750 Hwy. 100, at 7PM. 

— April 18, 2017

Author Event

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a panel event as part of the 14th annual
"A Company of Authors" at the Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa St., from 1-5PM.

— April 22, 2017

Author Event

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, and more local authors for an event at St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid, from 2-5PM as a part of the Author Shout Out program. 

— April 22, 2017

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, and other local authors for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (Madison West), 7433 Mineral Point Rd., from 1-3PM. 

— April 22, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Oakland House, 7801 Genesta, at 1PM as a part of the Affton Historical Society. 

— April 23, 2017

Author Event

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for an event at the Vi Retirement Home, 620 Sandhill Rd., from 3:30-5:30PM. 

— April 26, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a speaking engagement at Los Altos Public Library, 13 S Antonio Rd., from 6-8PM. 

— April 27, 2017

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for an event and book signing at Cellar Door Books, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #30A, from 11-5PM. Larry is a featured writer for an Indie Bookstore Day event.

— April 29, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Snowbound Books, 118 N Third St., from 11AM-1PM. 

— April 29, 2017

TV Interview

Tune into WVEC-TV ABC 13 at noon for an interview with Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die.

— April 30, 2017

Author Event

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, and the Stanford Alum Association of Orange County Breakfast Group for an event at Coco's Bakery Restaurant, 2750 Harbor Blvd., from 7:30-8:45AM. 

— May 3, 2017

Book Signing

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for a book signing at Migliore's Gourmet Foods, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #13, from 12-5PM. At the event, Larry will talk to visitors about travel and sell and sign books as a part of the Beerwalk at Canyon Crest. 

— May 6, 2017

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for a book signing at the University of Madison Bookstore, 711 State St., from 2-4PM.

— May 12, 2017

Book Launch

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for her book launch at the Finnish Center, 35200 W 8 Mile Rd., from 4-6PM.

— May 12, 2017

Author Event

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, at the Hooker Day Parade and Festival in Bushnell Park. Chip will have a table at the festival from 12-6PM. 

— May 13, 2017

Radio Interview

Tune into WCTM-Radio 580 (AM) at 8:30AM for an interview with Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die. 

— May 18, 2017

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for an event at Toot + Kate's Wine Bar, 109 S Main St., at 6PM. Attendees can sip wine, purchase the book, and create their own summertime-Madison bucket list. 

— May 18, 2017

Author Event

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, at the Connecticut Farm and Folk Festival in Glastonbury. Chip will have a table at the festival from 10AM-5PM. 

— May 20, 2017

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for an event at the Forum, near 100 State St., from 1-3PM. 

— June 11, 2017

Book Signing

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble in West County Mall, 113 West County Center Dr., from 12-3PM. 

— June 17, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Anchor In Naubinway, W11623 US-2, from 11:30AM-1:30PM. 

— June 23, 2017

Author Event

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for an event at the Engadine Public Library, W13920 Melville St., at 7PM. 

— July 20, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Grace UMC, 6199 Waterman Blvd., at 1PM. 

— September 12, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., at 11:45AM. This event is for the St. Louis Rotary Club. 

— September 21, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement at the Oakland House Museum, 7801 Genesta St., from 1-3:30PM. This event is held in conjunction with the Affton Historical Society's and Ladies of Oakland's annual tea. 

— September 28, 2017

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die, for an event with the Working Women's group at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., at 5PM.

— October 11, 2017

Author Event

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at Oakland House (Affton Historical Society), 7801 Genesta St., at 1PM. 

— October 22, 2017