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Former VP Dick Cheney to Present Heart: An American Medical Odyssey at Miami Book Fair International

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Miami, November 13, 2013 - Former Vice President Dick Cheney will present his new book, Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Book Fair International. He will be in conversation with his co-author and long-time cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner. The event will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Wolfson Campus Auditorium.

In Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, the Former Vice President shares the story of his thirty-five-year battle with heart disease. In it, he recounts the private and public moments that have defined this journey, from the first heart attack he suffered at the age of 37 to the heart transplant he received in 2012.

The 30th edition of the Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, will take place Nov. 17 – 24, 2013, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., in downtown Miami. The always-popular Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 22 – 24, with more than 200 exhibitors selling books in a festive atmosphere.

Miami Book Fair International and The Center @ MDC

Miami Book Fair International is the largest and finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all. Literacy projects target children and teens, as well as college students and adults. Its creative writing program has national appeal, and courses are taught by local and visiting authors. It is also home to Prometeo Theatre, the nation's leading Spanish language, conservatory-style program offering training for actors, and featuring performances throughout the year. In 2012, the Center celebrates its tenth year with a renewed commitment to the advancement of literary and theater arts.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney Presents Heart: An American Medical Odyssey in conversation with Dr. Jonathan Reiner.

  • WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus Auditorium, Room 1261 300 NE Second Ave.

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