Copyright 1995 PR Newswire Association, Inc.
November 2, 1995, Thursday
SECTION: Entertainment, Television, and Culture
(ENTERTAINET) TO ENTERTAINMENT A ND CITY EDITORS
ALMOST ANOTHER 'TEA PARTY' AS BOOK SIGNING TURNS INTO
'FREE TIBET' DEMONSTRATION
More than a thousand people showed up unexpectedly at Lauriet's book store
in one of Boston's very upscale malls yesterday afterno on. They came to
meet author Frederick Lenz and get autographed copies of his novel, "Surfing
The Himalayas," which is about an American athlete in Nepal who crashes
his snowboard into a Buddhist monk.
BOSTON, Nov. 2 Supporters of the "Free Tibet" movement took the
opportunity to get some attention for their cause and joined the crowd,
waving "Free Tibet" placards in front of TV crews and still cameras.
Lauriet's ran out of the copies of the St. Martin's Press novel after ringing
up 100 sales, so author Lenz signed all the snowboards, skateboards,
surfboards and other people's books on snowboarding and Buddhism that the
crowd thrust at him.
St. Martin's Press launched "Surfing The Himala yas" with a 100,000 copy first
printing and the day of the booksigning went back to press for a second
Disappointed people who got to the store too late to buy the book, joined the
demonstrators in chanting "Free Tibet" as t he author was hurried out the
back door by store security personnel. CONTACT: Linda Palmer of Warren
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