Saturday, September 12, 2015

Registration for the free launch party now open


Please join us on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Newport, R.I., at the official launch party for the book! Free and open to the public and featuring a reading, a signing, refreshments and a display of very cool classic antique cars, including a 1904 Curved Dash Oldsmobile and a 1912 Model T. 

The event will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. November 1 at the Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, R.I., 02840. Register at Eventbrite or on the CAR CRAZY Facebook page. Held in conjunction with The Pell Center at Salve Regina University and the Story in the Public Square program (where author G. Wayne Miller is director and co-founder). 

Some cars provided by Newport's great Audrain Auto Museum, right down the street on Bellevue Avenue.

Friday, September 11, 2015

CAR CRAZY is coming November 3, 2015!

Fasten your seat belts for the imminent arrival of my ninth book of non-fiction (and 16th book overall). On Nov. 3, 2015, Perseus Books/PublicAffairs will publish CAR CRAZY: The Battle for Supremacy between Ford and Olds and the Dawn of the Automobile Age. 

CAR CRAZY will appeal to readers of history, biography, business, sports and narrative non-fiction -- and also to car people of all kinds, from owners to fans of auto racing. "A must for car lovers and plenty of interesting material to keep other curious readers flipping pages," wrote Kirkus in the first pre-publication review.

From the publisher: "In Car Crazy, G. Wayne Miller, author of Toy Wars and Men and Speed, takes readers back to the wild and wooly years of the early auto era: turn-of-the-century America. The motorcar was new, paved roads few, and devotees of this unregulated technology battled with citizens who thought the motor vehicle a dangerous scourge that was shattering a more peaceful way of life. As the machine transformed culture, corporate battles transformed the economic landscape."

Read more about the book at the CAR CRAZY book site -- and stay tuned for updates, which will be posted here at The Works of G. Wayne Miller.