Owego, NY -- Visiting from New York City, Cindy Perman, Author of newly released New York Curiosities will be in Owego at a Book Signing event on Friday, October 24, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Riverow Bookshop, Front Street, and at 8:00 pm at the Jail House Restaurant, Court and Main Streets.  Both of these venues are featured stories included in her wild, wacky, and outrageous book about the most unusual people, places and things the Empire State has to offer.  Cindy visited Broome and Tioga County a couple years ago while seeking information about the quirky things that might fit into her new book she was writing.  Other selected "curiosity" subjects from the region are being invited to join in the fun that evening. Specific Tioga County stories included in this book are: 

"Getting to the Point" about Thunderbird Atlatl, Candor, NY; "Oh, One More Thing Before I R.I.P." about one of the longest epitaphs in Evergreen Cemetery, Owego; "The Whole Family is Going to Jail" about the Jail House Restaurant, Owego; "Sleeping in the Self-Help Section" about the owner of Riverow Bookshop on Front Street, Owego; "Chewie the Dancing Camel" about Heaven Llama Farm in Spencer; "GR8 PL8Z" about the Merrill Collection in Waverly, NY.

Part zany New York guidebook and part Who's Who of odd and unsung heroes, this compendium of the state's quirks and characters will amuse New York residents and visitors alike.

About the Author

Cindy Perman is a native New Yorker, a freelance humor writer and an experienced journalist who wrote for the Wall Street Journal Online for nine years. She knows the state up, down, left and right, having grown up in Rochester, attended school in Syracuse, and lived in New York City, where she’s made her home since 1994. Published by Globe Pequot Publishing, this book is a great read.  Be sure to come to the Book Signing event, October 24, in Owego.

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