Watermark Books & Cafe will host Wichita Eagle columnist Mark E. McCormick for a book signing of Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings: Dispatches from Kansas on Friday, November 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
“If it is a reporter’s job to tell you what happened, it’s a columnist’s job to tell you what it means, to plumb the news and nonsense of daily life and distill from it that nugget of wisdom that tells you something you didn’t already know or takes something you thought you knew and forces you to see it with different eyes. In his years as a columnist for The Wichita Eagle, Mark E. McCormick fit that definition to the proverbial tee. He was an inventive writer and a thoughtful seeker of truth. You came away just a little bit better for having read him.” - Leonard Pitts