Author Richard Manning will appear at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Billings on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. He will do a reading and sign copies of his latest book "It Runs in the Family."
"It Runs in the Family" is a memoir that begins with Manning's difficult childhood in rural Michigan. He was raised in a working-class, fundamentalist Christian family. As Manning grew up, his religious and political beliefs diverged from his family. In his memoir, he speaks with unflinching criticism about Evangelical Christianity and its current role in American politics. "It Runs in the Family" takes the reader on a journey from Michigan to Montana and even to Panama as Manning tries to both escape and understand his past and his family.
Richard Manning is a journalist and author, known for covering environmental issues. He won the Seattle Times C.B. Blethen Award for Investigative Journalism three times, the Audubon Society Journalism Award and the Richard J. Margolis Award. "It Runs in the Family" is Manning's eighth book. He resides in Helena, Mont.