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Book Tour for Up, Up, and Away

14 February 2014


Saturday, April 5, 3 pm to 5:30 pm
MLB and Denver sports panel with Denver Post columnist Benjamin Hochman and new Denver Post Rockies beat writer Nick Groke. We’ll also be selling and signing books, and sampling one of the best selections of craft beers anywhere in Colorado.
Falling Rock Tap House
1919 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202


Tuesday, April 8, 7 pm to 10 pm
Baseball panel with Paranoid Fan. We’ll have the run of the place. Tickets for sale now.
Twilite Lounge
2640 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226


Wednesday April 9, 7 pm to 9 pm
At the incredible Mile End Deli: book signing, schmoozing, smoked meat, poutine, local beers. We’ll have the run of the place. Fellow Montrealer Ariel Helwani will be the MC. Tickets now available, $25 for food and beer. Books will be available for an additional $25.
Mile End Deli
53 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012

Thursday April 10, 7:30 pm
Varsity Letters’ annual book event. Baseball-themed night, will be joined by Kostya Kennedy of SI, author of the new Pete Rose biography, and AJ Mass, former Mr. Met and author of Yes, It’s Hot in Here; we’ll all be reading from our books. Always a great crowd. Free admission.
The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker St.
New York, NY 10012


Wednesday, March 19, 7:30 pm
Book launch party WOOOO!!!! This will be the first public event in support of the book, and copies will be on sale 6 days before official publication date. Opera Bob’s is a great spot too, should be lots of fun.
Opera Bob’s Public House
1112 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M6J 2Y2

Thursday, March 20, 8:30 pm
Baseball panel with Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons, book signing (get a copy 5 days before official release!), and schmoozing/drinks.
Wegz Sports Bar
2601 Rutherford Rd
Vaughan, ON L4K 2N6


Thursday, March 27, 7:30-8:30 pm
One-on-one discussion with TSN 690 maestro Mitch Melnick on the Expos and the history of baseball in Montreal. Apple will be selling e-copies of the book, so presumably I’ll sign people’s iPads via finger dipped in BBQ sauce.
Apple Store
1321 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montreal, QC H3G 1P7

Friday, March 28, 8-10 am
Jewish Chamber of Commerce is hosting a panel discussion featuring Toronto Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopoulos, former Expo and head of the Montreal Baseball Project Warren Cromartie, New York Mets PR ace Jay Horwitz, and other luminaries. Cost is $30, breakfast included.
Le Windsor
1170 Rue Peel
Montréal, QC H3B 4P2

Friday, March 28, 3-5:30 pm
Huge-ass event featuring former Expo Ellis Valentine, local media, and some special mystery guests. Early Happy Hour before Jays-Mets game. Party bus will take people (including me!) straight from the bar to the game!
McLean’s Pub
1210 Rue Peel
Montréal, QC H3B 2T6

Sunday, March 30, 11:30 am
Expos Nation rally. Fans are invited to attend and hear from and ask questions to former Expos, including Felipe Alou, Marquis Grissom, Claude Raymond, Wil Cordero, Denis Boucher, Derek Aucoin, and more. Annakin Slayd will perform (including this amazing song) and I’ll give a short talk and also sign books. The event is 100% free!
Marriott Chateau Champlain
1050 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
Montréal, QC H3B 4C9

More cities TBA.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. 14 February 2014 5:10 pm

    Boston — command central of Expos fans in exile — needs to be a stop on your book tour express.

  2. 21 February 2014 4:41 am

    Flying into Montreal from Edmonton on the 26th to attend the Jays-Mets games and soak up some time in my hometown. Plans for Friday’s pre-game action just firmed up!

  3. 10 March 2014 1:28 am


    Will you be coming to DC?

    I pulled for the Expos in the 80s after I saw Geddy Lee wearing a jersey. He was more of a Jays fan for sure, but I guess it was a Canadian pride thing.

    • 10 March 2014 9:58 am

      DC hasn’t been added yet, but if we do add a city, that’s likely to be the next one on the list.

  4. 10 March 2014 9:56 am

    is this a guarantee I can get my iPad signed in bbq sauce in Montreal?

    • 10 March 2014 9:58 am

      Bring the BBQ sauce and I’ll be happy to sign it. RIP your iPad, though.

  5. 15 March 2014 8:02 am

    For the 28th of March are the buses to the stadium garunteed to be there for everyone going to the game, or do we need to sign up?
    Also are you going to the game and gala on the 29th?

    Looking forward to reading your book!

    • 15 March 2014 8:33 am

      Might want to tweet at @McLeansPub for that. I don’t think they’re guaranteed, but if you’re at the pub at a reasonable time, hopefully they can accommodate you.

      I will indeed be at the game and gala on the 29th!

  6. bboisvenue permalink
    20 March 2014 6:37 am

    Hi Jonah, I really hope that you are coming to Ottawa?

  7. 22 March 2014 10:12 am

    No Ottawa unfortunately. Come to Montreal! With everything going on next weekend (actual baseball games at Big O!!!), will be well worth the 2-hour drive.

  8. 27 March 2014 9:47 am

    Hi, I will be in Montreal mid April and was wondering if there will be any signed copies sold out of the local book stores in the area?

    Thanks for the help cant wait to get a copy!
    Eric W

  9. 4 August 2014 7:28 pm

    Just finished Up,Up,& Away…made me cry too..Born in Mtl ..lived in Greenfield Park…saw old Expos at Jarry Park in ’69….always sat in Jonesville…had limited budget…worked for then Benjamin-Montreal News…… Charles Bronfman was co-owner…after mailbox bombs got too close to me…. moved to Calgary…but always a fan of le grande orange & company…also liked Atl…Henry Aaron…the Kid was best Expo!!! thks for book… telling the truth…and reminding me of …the summer of ’69


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