Author Event - My Own Part of History with Mark Braly

We are happy to welcome Davis author Mark Braly for a presentation of his fascinating and funny memoir, "My Own Part of History" on Friday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m.

Mark Braly felt trapped in Texas throughout his childhood. All he had were oil company maps which only inflamed his wanderlust. He left at his first opportunity to get a journalism degree from Northwestern University and to see the world. Appointed to the U.S. Information Agency’s foreign service, he was posted in southern Thailand where his liberal view of Ho Chi Minh was regarded as seditious by colleagues. He recounts with self-deprecating humor his “checkered” career, in which he missed a string of scoops in plain sight as a reporter for the Houston Press and told his bosses at Capitol Records he thought the Beach Boys had no future. He was director of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley’s energy office, where he assembled a staff to write the city’s award-winning energy plan for the future. In his world travels, he stares down cobras in southern Thailand and narrowly misses a massacre in Bali. He explores post-Soviet Russia as one of its first tourists and climbs the Potala Palace in enigmatic Lhasa, Tibet. He considers himself the world’s oldest water polo player and certainly its worst.

Event date: 
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
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ISBN: 9781985376496
Availability: Special Order
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 21st, 2018