Richard Shelton Book Launch & Reading

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
University of Arizona Poetry Center 1508 E Helen St Tucson, AZ 85719

Celebrate the release of world renowned poet and writer Richard Shelton’s forthcoming family memoir Nobody Rich or Famous. A tale of poverty and its attendant sorrows: alcoholism, neglect, and abuse. Nobody Rich or Famous immerses us in the hardscrabble lives of his Boise, Idaho, clan during the 1930s and ’40s, where the tenacity of the human spirit shines through. This is an epic tale of Steinbeckian proportions, but it is not fiction. This is memoir in its finest tradition, illuminating today’s cultural chasm between the haves and have-nots. In the Shelton’s words, Nobody Rich or Famous is “the story of a family and how it got that way.”