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SOLD OUT Launch event for IT WON'T BE EASY at Surly Brewing Co.
Mon, April 24, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Please join Tom Rademacher for an evening of readings and stories about teaching as we launch his book, It Won't Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. Special presenters will include: R.T. Rybak, Denise Specht, Peggy Flanagan, Abdul Wright, Alexei Moon Casselle, Tracine Asberry, Lee-Ann Stephens, Jake Scott, and Kathryn Oberg. A book signing and reception with light appetizers and a cash bar will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase from SubText Books. Tickets are free with registration, but register soon as space is limited.
A tribute to an impossible and impossibly rewarding profession, It Won’t Be Easy captures the experience of teaching in all its messy glory. Short on jargon and long on practical wisdom, it is accessible to anyone interested in a behind-the-curtain look at teaching and willing to understand that, while no simple answers exist, there is power in asking the right questions.
"Besides the fact that it is truly laugh out loud funny, this book stands in for what so many teachers need: the teacher-friend whose room you can stomp into when you need empathy over your lack of coolness; the friend who will make you feel better about the mistakes you made, who will celebrate your crazy schemes, who will help you find your reasons why you need to come back when you want to quit. That kind of friend is a rare and precious person who doesn’t exist on many campuses, so thank God that Tom gave us one in book form that’s portable enough to take wherever we need companionship."—Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year
"In a breath of fresh air called Tom Rademacher, we get that desperately needed voice of a teacher who loves his kids enough to challenge us to think differently. It Won't Be Easy gets us into the classroom and on the path to new ways of educating and valuing the next generation."—R.T. Rybak, former mayor of Minneapolis, President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation, and author of Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis
Read more about the book here.