May Nonfiction Meetup

Our May nonfiction book selection is Stop-Time: A Memoir, by Frank Conroy. As with all of our book selections, you can find the selection at most libraries and used book stores. Of course, the author naturally will thank you for buying the book new. For Amazon information, click here: Stop-Time: A Memoir, by Frank Conroy.

As ever, you do not need to read all or any of the book to participate in our lively discussion. We ask $3 at the door to cover Press Club usage and our fee. No one will be turned away.

Adapted from an Review - First published in 1967, this is an autobiography that is a memoir of boyhood and adolescence. Beginning with a lesson in brutality at a progressive boarding school, the book moves to a self-help settlement in Florida, a Connecticut mental hospital (where Conroy's mother and stepfather are wardens), and to New York City (where he survives by his wits in schools, at jobs, and even more dangerously at home). Then, after his mother leaves for Europe and his stepfather installs an insane mistress in the family's apartment, Conroy runs away, embarking on new adventures. NEXT BOOK SELECTION:
Please vote on our June and July selections through the "Polls" function on the website. And please nominate books for future club selections by using our mailing list or by contacting Frances directly. OUR REGULAR MEETUP LOCATION:
The Denver Press Club has offered us the use of their historic facility in downtown Denver for our meetups. By group decision, we meet the FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH. As our Thanks, please patronize the establishment. The Press Club restaurant and bar opens at 5 PM, in case you wish to come early for dinner and possibly meet fellow readers or some of Denver's top journalists. We start our meeting at 7 PM. We're usually done by 8:30.

The oldest continuously operating press club in North America, the Denver Press Club is at 1330 Glenarm Place (across from the Denver Athletic Club). Parking: There are a few spaces behind the building in the alley and a few more angle-in spaces on the north side of the building between the Press Club and the Colorado Press Association (free after 5 PM). If these are full, there are on-street parking meters and parking lots on each corner of the block (avoid the monthly parking spaces directly south of the building, however). The parking lots on 13th Street ares less expensive than the parking lots on 14th Street.

SEE YOU on Thursday, May 27!

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  • Alice S.

    As usual, lots of interesting perspectives and stimulating conversation.

    May 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I checked mine out from Arapahoe County libraries, but I can't even remember if it is one of the books I got through Prospector. The best chance to get your hands on it would be in person. If you want it, send me an email and we'll figure something out. I'm actually not done reading it, but I've read over half waiting for something to grab my interest without any luck. I hope others are enjoying it.

    May 15, 2010

  • Jennifer J

    Just let me know when and what library, and that would be great!

    May 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also have one of the library's copies. I'll try to finish and get it back to them next week.

    May 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm almost done with a copy I got from the library.

    May 14, 2010

  • Jennifer J

    I had to order one from amazon (used) and didn't realize it was being sent USPS book rate, so I may be in the same boat.


    May 14, 2010

  • Judah F.

    Does anyone have an extra copy to loan Marilyn? (And remember, you do not need to read all or any of a book to join in the discussion.)

    May 14, 2010

  • Marilyn K.

    Still waiting for a copy of the book to be available from the Denver library.

    May 13, 2010

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