Library: Julia Ideson Building
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Type: Summer Reading for Grown-Ups, Featured Event, Author Visits, Cultural Event
Age Group: adults, seniors, young adults ages 18-35 years
Joe Holley talks about Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Astros and the Resilience of a City at the Julia Ideson Building.
Native Texan Joe Holley is a former editorial page editor and columnist for newspapers in San Antonio and San Diego and a staff writer for The Washington Post. He has been a regular contributor to Texas Monthly and Columbia Journalism Review and is the author of three books, The Purse Bearer: A Novel of Love, Lust and Texas Politics, a memoir with his wife entitled My Mother's Keeper: A Daughter's Journey Through the Shadow of Schizophrenia and a biography of football hero Sammy Baugh, Slingin' Sam: The Life and Times of the Greatest Quarterback Ever to Play the Game. His column "Native Texan," about Texas places and people, runs every Sunday in the Houston Chronicle.
His latest book, Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Astros and the Resilience of a City, provides an inside look at the 2017 Houston Astros championship season, focusing on the epic seven-game World Series, the front office decisions that built a winning team, and the resilience of the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.