Michael Moore will be on the Auraria Campus on November 3rd to discuss his new book, Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life. This book is said to take readers on an unforgettable, take no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. Breaking the autobiographical mode, Moore’s memoir is alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving; it’s a book he has been writing-and living his entire life.
Moore is the Oscar and Emmy-winning director of the ground-breaking, record setting films Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11, which also won the top prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and went on to become the highest grossing documentary of all time. It became the first documentary ever to premier No. 1 at the box-office in its opening weekend. Film Comment called it “The Film of the Year.”
Moore has two additional books published by Simon and Schuster: Will They Ever Trust Us Again—Letters from the War Zone, which is a compilation of letters he has received from soldiers in Iraq and from their families back home; and The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader, which contains loads of backup materials for the film, plus essays, and the film’s screenplay. His other best-selling books include Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American, and Adventures in a TV Nation, which he co-wrote with his wife Kathleen Glynn. His books have been translated in over 30 languages, and have gone to #1 in Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Moore was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended Catholic schools, including a year in the seminary, which he says accounts for his healthy respect for the fires of hell that he believes to be located somewhere just outside Crawford, Texas. He was an Eagle Scout, Newspaper Boy of the Week, and, at 18, the youngest person ever elected to public office in the state of Michigan.
This event is free and open to the public. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. Attendees are asked to bring a donation for the Auraria Food Pantries of packaged rice, pasta or granola bars. If you have any questions, please contact the CU Denver office of Student Life at 303-556-3399.