Friday, May 9, 2014
Cassandra King – promoting the release of her newest book “The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life,” will sign her books at Clock Tower Books as part of its BookTails event on Friday, May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.
This book is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or Graduation. Clock Tower Books is located at 105 Screven St. in Georgetown.
Written with a blend of humor and practical wisdom, this book offers solid advice to new graduates and others that can sustain them through life’s inevitable ups and downs, advice that will only grow in meaning throughout the years. It could and should be read again and again, by people of all ages.
King’s true gift lies in her ability to present readers with the sort of hard earned wisdom that will help both young and old find sustenance and renewed meaning in life. Among the bits of wisdom she shares are: Know the value of time.
“Be a spendthrift with everything but time. Listen to me instead of your financial manager: It’s okay to spend money, to save it, to give it away, to worry over it. It’s just money. The only enemy in life is time. It helps to be reminded that fate always bats last, and always bats a thousand.”
As a bonus, King has created an afterword on the value of becoming a lifelong reader. As she notes, “Books let us know we’re not alone in this world…. Some might say that we lose ourselves in a good book. In truth, we find ourselves.
Cassandra King delivered the commencement address upon which this book is based in May 2013 at the University of Montevallo. Formerly Alabama College, an all girl’s school, it is the alma mater of King and the original “Same Sweet Girls,” the name chosen by a group of King’s classmates who met in college and went on to become lifelong friends. King fictionalized the group in her New York Times bestselling novel, The Same Sweet Girls, published in 2005.
King, who has been called “the Queen of Southern storytelling,” is the author of five novels: “Making Waves,” “The Sunday Wife,” “The Same Sweet Girls,” “Queen of Broken Hearts,” and most recently the highly praised “Moonrise,” which was an Okra Pick and SIBA bestseller. A native of Alabama, Cassandra resides in Beaufort, South Carolina, with her husband, writer Pat Conroy.
A portion of the money raised by publication of this edition will go to the University of Montevallo’s Same Sweet Girls Scholarship Fund.