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San Diego Mayoral Candidate Floyd Morrow invites you join him for an evening with: Gore Vidal

When: This Friday, 4/18

“Meet and Greet” Social Hour with Legendary Gore Vidal – 3:30 to 5:30

Suggested donation - $25

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Cocktails, Hor d'oeuvres, and Dinner. Mr. Vidal will lead a lively conversation about peace, justice and the American Way.

Suggested donation - $100.00 to $320.00 per person.

Where: San Diego Center for the Blind, Park Blvd & Upas Street. Parking across Park Blvd. From the center. Shuttles will be provided.

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Gore Vidal is a champion of truth and the author of 25 novels, 6 plays, many screenplays, more than 200 essays and the critically acclaimed memoir, Palimpsest.

Vidal's “United States: Essays 1952-1992” won the 1993 National Book Award.

Gore Vidal was born in 1925, the scion of a prominent political family. But during his life he has been and is an outspoken critic of the American Political Establishment and he's noted for his wit as a social critic.

He wrote the groundbreaking The City and the Pillar in 1948, which outraged mainstream critics as the first major American novel to feature unambiguous homosexuality.

Mr. Vidal has worked tirelessly for peace and justice. He is Al Gore's cousin and Jimmy Carter's 5th cousin.

Join with us on Friday, April 18 for this once-in-a-lifetime evening with one of the great figures in American Literary History.

Proceeds to Benefit Floyd Morrow's Campaign for Mayor of San Diego Personal checks only

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Michael Hemmingson April 17, 2008 @ 1:45 p.m.

Mr. Vidal and I used to share the same publisher, Thunder's Mouth Press, an imprint of Avalon Publishing (now defunct after a controversial 2007 bankruptcy of the parent company, PGW). I met him at the publisher's office in 2002 for a launch party of one of his books. If it is not about him, it does not exist in his world.


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