The event was announced on both FaceBook and Twitter and many of the people in attendance sent tweets about the evening.
The author who was featured at this event is T Cooper who just wrote his new book titled Real Man Adventures and is published by McSweeney’s. According to the website, Mountain Xpress:
“Real Man Adventures is Cooper’s brash, wildly inventive, and often comic exploration of the paradoxes and pleasures of masculinity. He takes us through his transition into identifying as male, and how he went on to marry his wife and become an adoring stepfather of two children. Alternately bemused and exasperated when he feels compelled to explain all this, Cooper never loses his sense of humor.”
Clay participated with the author in reading portions of the book. He and Cooper read three question and answer sections about some serious, but amusing stories. Towards the end, Clay sang Both Sides Now, accompanied by pianist, Brian Turner.
According to those in attendance, Clay’s voice filled the entire store and the performance was beautiful. Cooper had fun teasing Clay for not having shoelaces in his shoes. It was also reported that the store was filled and there was a standing – room only crowd.
T Cooper, who is married to writer Allison Glock, was asked what he was working on now. He said that he and his wife are working on a TV show episode and also a potential TV show.
A big thank you to all the people who sent tweets about the event and to “Still the One and Sweet Carolina girl, two Clay fans from the Asheville area, for all the information about the event. If any more “Clack” shows up, I will update this blog.
Do you remember Allison Glock?
She was the co-writer of Clay’s book, Learning To Sing: Hearing The Music In You Life