Former Starbucks CEO Howard 'Be Nice to Billionaires' Schultz to Speak at Cuyahoga County Public Library

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The Cuyahoga County Public Library has announced that former Starbucks CEO and potential "moderate" presidential candidate Howard Schultz will speak Wednesday evening at the library's Parma-Snow Branch.

Schultz will discuss his new book, From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America, to a sold-out crowd.

There's no use hyping the event if you don't already have a ticket, but the library assures us, via press release, that Schultz's book is "part candid memoir, part uplifting blueprint of mutual responsibility and part proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things."

Mmmmm.

Schultz has amassed a $4.7 billion fortune — he is one of the country's richest men — but objects to the term "billionaire." He prefers that he and his ilk be referred to as "people of means" or some shit. 

He presidential aspirations, thank heaven, have been roundly mocked.

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Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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