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Hear Superman's Story, As Told by Lexington Resident Larry Tye

The Lexington author will be at Cary Memorial Library this Thursday, June 14, to discuss his new book 'Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero.'

The following was provided by Cary Memorial Library.

On Thursday evening, June 14, at 7 p.m, will host the next presentation in its ongoing series of evenings with Lexington authors. Special guest for this event will be award-winning local author Larry Tye, who will discuss his new book, Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero.

Superman was first imagined in 1933 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two young teenagers living in Cleveland, Ohio. Devoted to "truth, justice, and the American Way," Superman soon became a beacon of hope during the dark days of the Depression. Seventy-five years later, he continues to be America's greatest and most powerful superhero. From two-fisted crime buster to super-patriot, from social crusader to spiritual savior, Superman has evolved in the years since his inception in a way that offers a "Rorschach test of his times and our aspirations."   

Janet Maslin, book reviewer at the NY Times, recently wrote "The coolest biographical subject [of the summer] is a comic-book character." She went on to write, "We know our times by our heroes, and Larry Tye's 'Superman' is a study of how one superhero has made himself adaptable to the different eras in which he has thrived."

Join author Larry Tye as he takes us behind the scenes: to learn the true history of the Man of Steel, to explore his impact on our lives, and also to meet the designers, artists, owners, and performers who have made him the icon he is today!  

Larry Tye is the author of five previous books, including the prize-winning biography, "Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend." From 1986 to 2001, Tye was a reporter at the Boston Globe, where his primary beat was medicine. He also served as the Globe’s environmental reporter, roving national writer, investigative reporter, and sports writer. In addition to his writing, Larry Tye is currently director of the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship, which is designed to help the media do a better job of covering critical health care issues.

Copies of Superman, Satchel, and other titles by Larry Tye will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Space is limited, and attendance will be on a first come, first served basis. So come early to get a great seat!

For more information, go to the library website, www.carylibrary.org, or call 781-862-6288 ext 250.

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