Michael Perry

Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosphy
Event date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Join us for a presentation from memoirist Michael Perry as he shares his new book, Montaigne in Barn Boots.

The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he's learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne.

Written in a spirit of exploration rather than declaration, Montaigne in Barn Boots is a down-to-earth (how do you pronounce that last name?) look into the ideas of a philosopher "ensconced in a castle tower overlooking his vineyard," channeled by a midwestern American writing "in a room above the garage overlooking a disused pig pen." Whether grabbing an electrified fence, fighting fires, failing to fix a truck, or feeding chickens, Perry draws on each experience to explore subjects as diverse as faith, race, sex, aromatherapy, and Prince. But he also champions academics and aesthetics, in a book that ultimately emerges as a sincere, unflinching look at the vital need to be a better person and citizen.

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ISBN: 9780062230560
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper - November 7th, 2017

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