Nick’s signing event at the Barrett Bookstore in Darien, CT yesterday was a big success. Beautiful setting in the newly renovated store, wonderful arrangements with seating for 30, wine, sparking water and cheeses. The hovering store staff, headed by events coordinator Rosanna Nissen, thought of everything and made the evening warm and welcoming for all. Thank you Rosanna, Cheryl and Dorothy. The audience was attentive and inquisitive; we read, talked, sold and signed well beyond our 6:30PM ending time. Good thing I brought extra books or we would have run out!!
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.”
― Stephen King, Different Seasons
On Saturday, October 19 at 5:00 pm Nick Hahn will be at Barrett Bookstore to talk about and sign copies of his new political thriller “Under the Skin”. A long time resident of Darien, Nick Hahn spent several months in Uganda on a consulting engagement and observed abuses of human rights, especially those of women, perpetrated by local authorities and self-centered politicians. His experience stayed with him and inspired him to write a book that would both educate and entertain
In his novel,”Under the Skin”, a brutal African dictator is challenged by two young women from different worlds: Maggie Kincaid, born to wealth and privilege in New York, and Nabby Kibugu, born to poverty and obscurity in the African bush. Their unlikely friendship sparks a fiery political drama with the potential to upend the leadership of a country and change the lives of millions
Nick Hahn will discuss his eclectic career working and living with the indigenous people of the developing world. He has spent extended time in parts of Asia, Eastern Europa, Central Europe, Africa and Latin America doing agribusiness supply chain development under USAID, UKAID and private foundation grants. His new book, UNDER THE SKIN, was released in August and is receiving rave reviews.
Please join us for Nick’s presentation, reading from his book, questions & answers and signing store copies of his book.
“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“I'D BEEN REJECTED, BUT I WAS STILL IN LOVE, SO I DECIDED TO START OVER” Nick Hahn, Writer, Narrator, Traveler