Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bestselling author Bob Spitz to give commencement address at Albright College

 The information below comes from a press release issued by Albright College:

Bob Spitz, author of the bestselling biography "The Beatles," is scheduled to address graduates at Albright College’s 153rd Commencement on Sunday, May 20.

Approximately 300 traditional graduates and 13 master’s degree graduates will receive diplomas at the 10 a.m. ceremony to be held outdoors in Gene Shirk Stadium, located on 13th Street in Reading, PA.

Spitz, a musician, screenplay writer and bestselling author of several books including his definitive biography "The Beatles," will speak to the graduating seniors during the morning ceremony. Spitz, a 1971 Albright College graduate, is also a member of the 13th Street Gang. Spitz attended elementary school through college on 13th Street in Reading.

Spitz is a longtime musician who managed Bruce Springsteen and Elton John early in his career before deciding to pursue his love of writing. He is the author of seven books, including "Barefoot in Babylon," the eye-opening documentary of the Woodstock Music Festival, and "The Beatles," his definitive bestselling biography of the phenomenal supergroup. Spitz’s screenplay, "The Silent Victim," was made into a movie, and his articles have appeared in major magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, Conde Nast Traveler, and O the Oprah Magazine.

His biography, "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child," will be published in August 2012. He is currently working with Graham Nash on the singer’s memoir, and will begin work, in 2013, as the biographer of President Ronald Reagan. 

Spitz resides in Connecticut.

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