Pre-Order "Ask Vance — Book Two" Today!

Pardon me for beaming like a proud papa, but advance copies of Ask Vance — Book Two have arrived from the printer, and boy-oh-boy they're really great. Just look at the cover. Doesn't it make you want to read every single page inside?

They'll go on sale in a few weeks, but don't wait until they're all gone. Pre-order yours today.

Do you know everything there is to know about our city's "Monster of Ceremonies"? Or the eccentric "monkey man" who terrorized motorists in Midtown? How about the federal government's completely insane plan to protect all of us from the dreaded "H-Bomb"? Or the Memphis lawyer who opened a restaurant and then adorned it with a 14-foot-tall spotlighted version of his own head? Do you remember the go-go dancers at a local nightclub who caused a sensation — and landed themselves in court — with a sexy move they called "the Gravy Train." Or ...

You DO know all about these things? Oh, c'mon, I really find that hard to believe. And even if you do, surely you'd enjoy reading about them again and again — and looking at all the nice pictures.

My first book (humbly called Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History and Trivia Expert) included more than 50 columns culled from the magazine between 1995 and 2003. The second volume picks up where that one left off, with 60 double-page columns published between 2003 and the present day.

Fully indexed, and illustrated with vintage photos, postcards, matchbook covers, and all sorts of other images, it is — quite frankly — a bargain at $24.99.

And you can pre-order a copy TODAY by going here. You'll notice that this special opportunity gives you a chance to get the new book, AND we offer a special reduced price ($39.99) if you'd like to order both books at the same time.

In these uncertain economic times, I can think of nothing safer to do with your hard-earned money than to send it to me, so don't delay. Do it now.


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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

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Ask Vance is the blog of Vance Lauderdale, the award-winning columnist of Memphis magazine and Inside Memphis Business.  Vance is the author of three books: Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History and Trivia Expert (2003), as well as Ask Vance: More Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History Expert (2011) and Vance Lauderdale's Lost Memphis (2013). He is also the recipient of quite a few nice awards, the creator of several eye-catching wall calendars, and the only person we know with a vintage shock-treatment machine in his den. 

You can find him from time to time in the pages of the Memphis Flyer and MBQ, on WKNO television, and on Facebook. When he is not exploring the highways and byways of Memphis, he spends his time sleeping, napping, and dozing.

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