(In the interest of full disclosure: Dregni tells us he was once employed at City Pages. We’re pretty sure he hasn’t bought them off for this honor, though he has hinted at the possibility. The book’s content, however, speaks for itself; check out audio readings of a few select book segments here.)
Further UMP connections to the City Pages’ Best Of:
Al Franken, best politician and best local boy made good: UMP will release This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Recount this September. The book is by journalist Jay Weiner, who earned the 2008 Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award for his coverage of the 2008 U.S. Senate recount.
Children’s Theatre Company, best large theater: This fall UMP is publishing a book about the very reason this theater won this award: its ability to reach out to teens who believe they have outgrown what the theater has to offer. The book, Fierce and True: Plays for Teen Audiences, will be released in September.