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Mr. Aficionado

We like to think we know a little bit about a lot.

But to know a lot about any single subject is a special talent and one that Denton’s Randy L. Schmidt has cultivated marvelously.

The man knows about as much as anyone can about one of the world’s most beloved singers, which he compiled in Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. We can’t believe it’s been nine years since we first wrote about this author and it’s fantastic to see that he’s still passionate about The Carpenters.

On July 2, he returns to bookshelves with Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography, 192 pages of commentary on the brother-sister pop duo from entertainment industry experts in a variety of roles. Featuring more than 200 images (many being seen publicly for the first time) to accompany the conversations about Karen and Richard’s impact on the music and pop culture worlds, it’s a volume rich with wonderful artifacts.

Best of all, you can meet the handsome author this Saturday for a discussion on the book. Grab a copy before its official release date and he’ll even sign it for you.

He’s a wonderful guy and hearing him speak about The Carpenters makes for a rare treat and we hope you’ll make the time to head out and meet him.

Until then, here’s a little reminder of Karen Carpenter’s extraordinary voice to take you into the work day.

The Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography
Book Discussion & Signing with Randy Schmidt
Saturday, June 29
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Interabang Books
10720 Preston Road, Dallas
Event details: facebook.com

Also available at amazon.com for $26.76


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