Please join us on Wednesday, October 10th for a lecture and book signing with Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend.   Susan Orlean is also the author of The Orchid Thief, which provided the inspiration for the movie Adaptation.

Where: Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center (campus map)
When: 11:30 am light buffet lunch; 12:00 noon lecture
RSVP: or call 214.768.3225

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries.

More about the book:

When I was very young, my grandfather kept a Rin Tin Tin figurine sitting on his desk. I wanted desperately to play with it, and even more desperately I wanted to have a German shepherd dog of my own, a dog just like the star of “The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin”, which debuted on television in 1954. I knew nothing about Rin Tin Tin other than that he was the perfect dog, and that he was a character on television. When by chance I learned that Rin Tin Tin was a real dog, not just a television character—a real dog with a real life that was extraordinary—I was drawn into the story and eventually to the idea of writing this book.  – from the author’s website