|Author Talk: A Mouse Divided by Jeff Ryan|
Event Type: Author Signing|
Age Group(s): Adult, Children, Family
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
In 1928, two very different best friends invented Mickey Mouse. The success tore them apart.Library: Haddon Twp.
Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’s friendship is a story of betrayal, love, war, money, power, tragedy, intrigue, humor, despair, and hope. It’ll make you love Walt Disney more than you ever thought possible—when you don’t want to drop an anvil on his head, that is. And it’ll make you sympathize for Walt’s friend-turned-rival Ub Iwerks, always in Walt’s shadow.
The true story of how the Disney Empire was made is a captivating page-turner, endlessly fascinating and revealing. And it’s never been fully told—until now. Discover the men behind the mouse, and the mystery behind the magic.
About the Author:
Jeff Ryan is the author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America. He has been published in Salon, Slate, Fast Company, Wired.com, Kotaku, and All Things Considered. Jeff has also been featured on NPR’s Marketplace, and in Time, Forbes, The New York Times, The Economist, The Independent, and Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He lives in Bloomfield, NJ, with his wife and two daughters.
Location: Haddon Public Meeting Room