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Posted on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 11:11 a.m.

Bill Cosby to appear at Nicola's Books

By Staff

NOTE: This event has been canceled.

Entertainment and community-service icon Bill Cosby will appear at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, the story announced today.

Cosby will sign copies of his new book, "I Didn't Ask to be Born, But I'm Glad I Was," a collection of humorous anecdotes. The store will have copies of the book on sale for Cosby to sign.

The appearance is schedule to be a signing only, with no reading or other presentation. He will only be signing the new book, according to the announcement.

The event is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nicola's, in the Westgate shopping plaza at Jackson and Maple roads. Line tickets to reserve a spot in line may be obtained by calling the store at 734-662-0600.

The book, released earlier this month, has been generating a positive response. Publishers Weekly wrote in a review that the essays are "written with the amiable and accessible lightweight lilt Cosby's eager readers expect."

Bill Cosby talks to David Letterman earlier this month:



Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 3:08 p.m.

I have found him to be one of my iconic heroes. Too bad I can't make it. Wish I could. Plus this drive is too far for me. O well. Maybe he might find his way near Canton.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 1:04 p.m.

Way too cool. He is definitely one of my favorites. Will try to get there on Tuesday. Hip, hip Hooray for Nicola's - the best book shop in Ann Arbor. Love ya.

tom swift jr.

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 3:16 a.m.

heh .... "the story announced today." And there, folks, is the difference between a "spell checker" and an editor.

tom swift jr.

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 3:10 a.m.

DBH, at some point you'll find you're living in a glass house.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 3:48 a.m.

I (and I think all of us) have been living in a glass house all of my life. I call it my conscience.


Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 9:25 p.m.

I have a few heroes myself, but none of them are admitted adulterers.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 12:31 a.m.

Sorry, ERMG, you presume incorrectly. Your presumption that I "...find 'admitted adulterers' to be more despicable then the run-in-the-mill [sic] sort of adulterer" is not a logical conclusion. Read my reply again. If you can't follow the logic (it's actually pretty straightforward) well, I regret that. It is still valid. "Run-in-the-mill"? Really? Sounds like a dangerous activity to me.

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 12:20 a.m.

You used the adjective "admitted" to modify the noun "adulterer". One presumes, then, that your find "admitted adulterers" to be more despicable then the run-in-the-mill sort of adulterer. Personally, my heroes are those people who can write and speak properly the English language. GN&GL


Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 11:29 p.m.

ERMG, the logical derivative from my statement is that my heroes are not admitted adulterers. They could be adulterers but haven't admitted it, or they could be nonadulterers. To my knowledge, none of my few heroes have committed adultery, admittedly or not. Thanks for asking, though. Glad I could clarify that for you.

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 11:16 p.m.

So I presume, then, that they are adulterers who haven't admitted it? Good Night and Good Luck

Charlie Brown's Ghost

Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 6:47 p.m.

Very cool. I wonder if he'd be up for a game of buck-buck.

Tom Teague

Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 11:43 p.m.

I am so in unless he's traveling with Fat Albert.

Mumbambu, Esq.

Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 6:21 p.m.

Awesome! One of my heros. Excited about the chance to meet him.