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Author Wade Rouse to Visit Capital Area District Library

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Lansing, MI  As a part of Capital Area District Library’s 2012 Spring Author Series, bestselling author and humorist Wade Rouse is appearing twice in Ingham County this May.

From NBC’s Today Show and Chelsea Lately to Lansing’s own publication Between the Lines, Rouse’s work and humorous personality has people taking notice. Rouse will speak at the Williamston Theater on May 14 at 6 p.m. and again at Art Alley in Reo Town on May 22 at 6 p.m.

Though he didn’t grow up in Michigan, he found a home in Saugatuck where he encountered Michigan winters, wildlife and living in a tourist town for the first time. According to Rouse’s blog, “Some words just belong together. Like peanut butter and jelly or Captain and Tennille. Wade and winter, not so much. We do not go together, to quote that song from Grease…But I am learning.” All these tales are recounted in his memoir At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life (2009), described by Rouse as a “Walden” meets “The Shining” kind of story.

Four of his five books are critically-acclaimed memoirs, including America’s Boy (2006) and It’s All Relative: A Memoir of Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays and 50 Boxes of Wine (2011). Through writing these novels, Rouse found himself and what truly makes him happy. Now he travels the country sharing his message with those who can relate.

“I can’t tell you the number of e-mails I get from moms – even a lot of kids – who said the book has not only made them laugh, but really made them hold a mirror up to their own faces,” Rouse said.

Rouse is also a regular contributor to Michigan Public Radio, a humor columnist for LGBT-focused Metrosourcemagazine and a popular presenter at writing seminars.

Books provided by Tuesday Books are available for sale and signing at each event, with seating on a first-come basis.

The Capital Area District Library serves 23 municipalities in Ingham County with 13 libraries and a bookmobile. It is the Capital Area District Library’s mission to provide access to ideas and information that support continuous learning and enhance quality of life through community-based services and accessible collections, excellence in patron service, and technology that links its libraries to the world of information. More information is available by calling (517) 367-6300 or visiting                  

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