We are pleased to announce that Robert Kirby, author of the recently-published The Essential Kirby Canon: 20 Years of Shooting from the Hip at the Salt Lake Tribune (published by Zion BookWorks) will be here on Wednesday, November 12th to sign and discuss his book. He will be here from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., speaking at 6:00, and will answer questions and sign books before and after that time. We hope you will be able to make that night but, if not, we can mail a signed copy or hold one here at the store for pick-up. To RSVP on Facebook, click here.
The Essential Kirby Canon is the newest book from Robert Kirby and is as funny and thought-provoking as his last five humor titles; but maybe it’s even more important because he allows himself to be serious at times. Sobering moments of truth mixed in with his off-kilter humor make this a book that should be read and appreciated by every Utahn, Mormon or not, and every Mormon, Utahn or not. Kirby is a keen observer of Utah and Mormon culture—he is never shy about pointing out, in the funniest ways, our flaws, foibles and weaknesses as well as our strengths.
Robert Kirby was born into a military family. After completing high school he served a two-year mission in Uruguay for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return he pursued a career in law enforcement with the Grantsville, Utah Police Department in 1978 and then the Springville, Utah police department in 1979. While taking night classes at nearby Brigham Young University Kirby began writing columns for the local newspapers, first the Springville Herald, and later the Utah County Journal (writing under the pen name Officer “Blitz” Kreeg). In 1989 Kirby decided to leave police work and devote himself to full-time writing. He has written a column for The Salt Lake Tribune since 1994—his newspaper columns have won several regional awards.
The Essential Kirby Canon: 20 Years of Shooting from the Hip at the Salt Lake Tribune. Zion BookWorks, 2014. 152pp. Paperback. $9.95
Other Robert Kirby Titles:
Kirby Soup for the Soul (with cartoons by Pat Bagley). White Horse Books, 2003. 127pp. Reg. $9.95, SALE $4.99 (limited quantity)
Pat & Kirby Go to Hell (with cartoons by Pat Bagley). Leicester Bay Books, 2013. 96pp. Paperback. $9.95
Family Home Screaming (with cartoons by Pat Bagley). Leicester Bay Books, 2013. 134pp. Paperback. $9.95
Wake Me for the Resurrection (with cartoons by Pat Bagley). Leicester Bay Books, 2013. 126pp. Paperback. $9.95
Sunday of the Living Dead (with cartoons by Pat Bagley). Leicester Bay Books, 2013. 112pp. Paperback. $9.95
Brigham’s Bees: A Novel. Zion BookWorks, 2013. 228pp. Paperback. $11.95
Dark Angel: An Historical Fiction. Leicester Bay Books, 2013. 276pp. Paperback. $12.95
Shipping: $4.50 for the first book, $1 for each additional (USPS)–Priority/FedEx/UPS options available–inquire for details.
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