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Gruber to Discuss Book with Dem Club

By Lookout Staff

August 26 -- Lookout columnist Frank Gruber on Wednesday will be discussing his new book, Urban Worrier -- Making Politics Personal, at a meeting of the Santa Monica Democratic Club, which includes some of the key political players who have been the subject of many of his writings.

The discussion, which starts at 7 p.m. should live up to its billing as "lively," with Gruber weighing in on the subject of the rest of the meeting -- what it means to be a part of the Democratic Party -- as well as tackling one of his favorite topics -- development.

Published this year, Urban Worrier is a selection of columns that ran from 2000 to 2004 that provides an inside look at life and politics in one American town at the turn of the 21st Century. It also includes an illustrated timeline of Santa Monica's history.

Richard A. Walker, Chair of the California Studies Center at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote: “My town of Berkeley could well use such a clear and sympathetic liberal voice as Frank Gruber’s—as could a hundred other California cities—to coach us on the vexing matters of the everyday.”

While Gruber's columns focus on the goings on in Santa Monica -- tackling urban issues such as development, traffic, homelessness, and education -- they also touch on the world at large, including 9/11, the war in Iraq and presidential politics.

The meeting will take place Wednesday, August 26th. At 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Church, 2017 Colorado Avenue, at the corner of 20th Street.

To order a ciopy of the book visit http://www.cityimagepress.com




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