Larry Colton, Author & Founder of WORDSTOCK at Seaside Library

No Ordinary JoesON THURSDAY September 15, the Friends of the Seaside Library will host Larry Colton, founder of Wordstock and author of “No Ordinary Joes”.  The event will take place in the Community Room and there will be book sales and signings presented by Beach Books.

“No Ordinary Joes” is the true story of four men who join the Navy during WWII and survive the loss of the submarine Grenadier, as well as two and a half years as POWs in Japanese camps.  Their experiences are heroic and terrifying and upon returning home they live out somewhat checkered lives, with as many failures as successes.  “This is the greatest generation but with warts, wives, wobbling, and all”.

Larry Colton is the author of three previous books, “Idol Time”, “Goat Brothers” and “Counting Coup”.  He is a former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and founder of the nationally known literary festival “Wordstock”.

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