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Barry ZeVan for "My Life Among the Giants"

  • SubText Books 6 West 5th Street Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States (map)

Join us in the store on Thursday, May 17th at 7pm for an evening with Barry ZeVan. Barry will read and discuss his memoir, "My Life Among the Giants," and a book signing will follow.

"My Life Among the Giants" is the result of encouragement from Barry’s longtime friend, Jerry Stiller, to recount the very rich experiences of his life. As Jerry Stiller wrote to Barry: “You’re an express train that hasn’t reached its destination . . . You should be more recognized.”

Barry says: “What I’ve written involves a lifetime of being welcomed into literally dozens of circles of the world’s most powerful individuals, globally, with vivid memories of how they were as ‘people’ Rather than “name-dropping”, the memories I’m sharing are related in awe and gratitude of my privilege to have had their private selves be shared with mine, and vice-versa, personally and professionally.”

About Barry ZeVan:
Inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Society of Montana Broadcast Legends in 2011, Barry DeVan is an International 2006 Telly Award-winning documentary producer/writer/director, and a three-time Emmy nominee. Barry began his professional broadcasting career in 1943, at age five-and-a-half, as a singer and actor on KDKA radio (the world's first commercial radio station) in his native Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Barry has acted, produced, written, and directed for and with the world's most celebrated stars and celebrities, on Broadway, in local and regional theater, national tours, national television, and motion pictures. 

Barry's non-acting broadcast career has included garnering the highest-rated local television weathercasts in broadcasting history (KSTP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul, 1971 through 1974). Barry also heads a foundation he created in 2013, based in Warsaw, Poland, and Minneapolis, to help Polish orphans and orphanages.

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