Friday, November 13, 2009

Little Auction that Could

Author Carl Hiaasen Presents ...
Laughing Out Loud for Literacy.
A Celebrity Book Auction.

Over 70 celebrities have signed a beloved childhood book and contributed it to this one-time only event for Hibiscus Children's Center and Literacy efforts for abused and neglected children.

Some of the celebrities ...

"The White House" A pop-up book President Obama

"Little house in the Big Woods"
First Lady, Laura Bush

"King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table"
Senator John McCain

"Treasure Island:
Jimmy Buffett

"Strawberry Girl"
Oprah Winfrey

Other celebrities names ...
Tori Amos
Sean Connery
Lilly Pulitzer
Steve Martin
J.K. Rowling
Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods
Senator Ted Kennedy and his dog
Bill Cosby
Donald Trump
and ... Drum roll please ...

"Lord of the Flies"
Stephen Bonanno

It was a local event held at the Elliott Museum ... and he was fussed over and treated like a celebrity!

The fun part for me was to mingle through the crowd hearing people whisper among their friends, "Stephen Bonanno's here!" ... yeah, my "big celebrity" brother. LOL

If you'd like to bid on a book, go to: