Only about half of the business books that I have started, I have also finished. Books about business can be the driest fare around but, luckily, Factory Man is one of the good ones. Beth Macy, a Roanoke journalist, did an amazing job relating the history and ultimate effective extinction of the furniture industry in this area. It goes a long way towards explaining why we have so much infrastructure here without the obvious foot traffic to sustain it. That seems to be leveling off, though population numbers are still continuing to decline. Continue reading Could ‘Factory Man’ Still be a Catalyst for Eco-tourism?
There was a book signing with Beth Macy at the new book store in Uptown Martinsville, Books and Crannies, on December 21st. She was in town to promote her latest book, “Truevine”. Ms. Macy previously wrote “Factory Man“, for which there is still some hope that a movie might be forthcoming. Truevine sounds like it may be a great deal more controversial as it deals with the fates of two African American children with albinism who were reportedly abducted and forced into work in various circus freak shows at the turn of the twentieth century. Continue reading Book Signing at Books & Crannies