Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be discussing and signing his memoir, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics, on Aug. 4, at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on South Colorado Boulevard in Denver. Proceeds from all book sales at this event will benefit Colorado State University’s Morgan Library.
This event is free and open to the public and begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Opposite of Woe follows Hickenlooper’s journey from unemployed oil geologist to governor, with significant stops as a founding partner in the state’s first brewpub – Wynkoop Brewing Co. — and mayor of Denver.
It wasn’t until someone suggested that he run for mayor that he began thinking about a career politics. He was elected to be the 43rd mayor of Denver in 2003, served two successful terms, then in 2011 was elected the 42nd governor of Colorado. Hickenlooper was governor when Denver hosted the Democratic National Convention in 2012.
As both mayor and governor, he has championed several important issues, including ending homelessness, disaster recovery, and gun control. His work has been recognized on a national level; he has recently been mentioned as a possible Democratic vice presidential candidate.
Presented by the CSU Alumni Association, Barnes & Noble, and The Denver Forum, this event will allow attendees to personally hear Gov. Hickenlooper discuss his past experience and goals for the future.
For more information, visit lib.colostate.edu/hickenlooper.