PENNY’S PICKS Kick-Off

Huge thanks to everyone who came to Chicago’s famous Women & Children First bookstore in Andersonville on March 7th for my Penny’s Picks Kick-Off Event!

The cake from Sensational Bites was scrumptious! And the folks @ the Pacific Garden Mission were very happy to receive their half once we were done 😉

If you are a northsider, please show your appreciation by purchasing Penny’s Picks off-the-shelf at Women & Children First.

Southsiders can purchase Penny’s Picks off-the-shelf at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park. And EVERYONE can purchase Penny’s Picks from Amazon in paperback or on Kindle.

With Lori Switzer (Chicago AAUW, Inc)

Cake Photo: Jan Lisa Huttner (3/7/12)

Jan & Rich Photo Credit: Amanda Loos (3/7/12)

Additional Photos: Jarrod Emerson (3/7/12)

SWAN Day Logo: Melissa Wilks (2009)

 

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