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Manny’s: Sunday Brunch Book Club: Upon This Rock w/ David Eugene Perry

November 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Best-selling author David Eugene Perry is interviewed by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist journalist John King about Perry’s award winning mystery thriller “Upon This Rock” (Best Gay Book of 2021 / San Francisco Book Festival * Silver Medal Ben Franklin Award / Independent Book Publishers Association).

This “elegant, twisty thriller” (Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin) is a “potboiler, thriller” (New York Journal of Books and “the gay ‘DaVinci Code’ but a lot better” (Guggenheim winning best-selling author Fenton Johnson). “Upon This Rock is fabulous. I can’t wait for the movie.” (Emmy Award winning Hollywood Reporter Jan Wahl).

Set in the historic Italian hilltop town of Orvieto, Upon This Rock takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride encompassing several centuries with side trips to Rome, Germany, Ireland, Spain and San Francisco.

This event will be in person at Manny’s but there will also be a Zoom link ticket for those who’d like to tune in digitally from the comfort of their home. Please note that this event will be recorded.

In-person attendees MUST wear face masks and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Go to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ to acquire a digital vaccine record.

About David Eugene Perry:
David Eugene Perry is the founder and CEO of the public relations firm David Perry & Associates, Inc. For 10 years, he was the host and creator of 10 Percent TV, the longest running LGBTQ TV show in California history. He has written for such publications as The Advocate, the San Francisco Examiner, Omni, The Desert Sun and The Utne Reader and hosts an online interview show Ahoy! He and his husband, Alfredo Casuso, live in Palm Springs with frequent trips to San Francisco, and when possible, Spain and Italy. A one-time cruise ship officer, Perry has traveled around the world two-and-a-half times and visited over 70 countries. A founder of the nonprofit Rainbow Honor Walk, Perry was highlighted this year as an “Outstanding Voice” by the San Francisco Business Times and is a member of the board for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

About John King:
John King is The San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, taking stock of everything from Salesforce Tower to public spaces and homeless navigation centers. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of two books on San Francisco architecture, King joined The Chronicle in 1992 and covered City Hall before creating his current post in 2001. He spent the spring of 2018 as a Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.


November 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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