Sunday, January 29, 2012
NUDITY AT THE BOOK FAIR
Darlene Miller was one of the many great authors I met at the Reader's Oasis Bookstore in Quartzsite Arizona. She was a great gal and her series of books, "RV CHUCKLES AND CHUCKHOLES" definitely brought plenty of smiles to the book browsers ... and buyers.
A peek inside the Readers Oasis Bookstore. A real book oasis in the desert and a real peek at the owner! I wanted to spend hours browsing the thousands of old books but had to stay at my table and greet the many visitors.
People came for the books but also to see Paul Winer the bookstore owner reknown for being the "Naked Bookstore Owner."
There is another "side" to Paul Winer besides the obvious. In his younger life Paul was a male stripper in Canada and the US who performed boogie woogie music and was known as "Sweetie Pie."
At the community center in Quartzsite, I attended one of his two performances. Fully attired, in fact, changing costumes constantly he entertained to a sold out crowd.. The highlight of his performance was when he dedicated a song he had written ( He is a poet and song writer as well) to his mom and dad in the audience. They were 93 and 97 years of age and had never seen him perform. It brought tears to the sold out crowd of 900 people.