David Giffels promotes 'All the Way Home' in Akron, Cleveland

Akron Beacon-Journal columnist David Giffels will host the official release party for his third book, All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House, at the Downtown Akron Public Library (60 S. High Street) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, with a talk, reading, Q&A, and book signing. If you don’t feel like a midweek drive south, you can catch him at Cleveland’s Joseph-Beth Booksellers (at Legacy Village, 24667 Cedar Rd.) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11. In the memoir, the writer-and-sometime-rocker (who fronts Akron postpunk band the Difficult) fights against the decay that threatens to erase the Rubber City’s onetime glory. The book follows Giffels and his growing family as they purchase and renovate a dilapidated early 20th-century Tudor and make it a home, one fixture at a time. Giffels, a columnist for the Akron Beacon-Journal, purchased the crumbling mansion for $65,000. He saw it as a bargain -- and, more importantly, an investment in his town. ...
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