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Bob Morris at the Ann Katz Festival of Books, Arthur M. Glick JCC

As part of the Ann Katz Festival of Books, the Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center welcomes Bob Morris, author of the father-son memoir Assisted Loving. This Indianapolis event, on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 pm, is open to all Indianapolis people. Tickets are $5.00 for the general public and $3.00 for JCC members.

A few months after the death of his wife, eighty year old Joe Morris was ready for some love. He enlisted the help of his son Bob Morris to find him the perfect gal with which to spend his golden years. At first, the thought of his geratric father in the loving embrace of a stranger made Bob Morris cringe. But when he comes around to the idea, he finds a need to protect his father from the dating game.

The young Morris dons the role of Yenta as he tracks personal ads, screens possibile dating candidates, trains his father on the new rules of dating, acts as chaperoneĀ  and post-date therapy all in one. The experiement serves to strengthen their relationship and leads to some interesting questions, and even more interesting answers, about the nature of dating regardless of age.

As the search persists, both Bob and Joe find that love is hard to come by. Both father and son are picky company. But the father-son bond triumphs, as they realize the true meaning of both fun and love. Bob Morris’ writing has been praised as warm, silly and wicked. With plenty of compassion and heaps of humor, Bob Morris dissects the geratric dating world and learns a thing or two about his own world.

The Ann Katz Festival of Books is a highly anticipated Indianapolis festival and a great thing to do in Indianapolis. Each year the Arthur M. Glick JCC brings a cache of talented writers to the Circle City. This year is certainly not an exception. For more information on Bob Morris’ speaking engagment, or to see a complete listing for the 2009 Ann Katz Festival of Books, visit their website.

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