"Nancy Osborne: 'Mr. Ackley,' the coach said, 'it is time get into his track suit immediately and run the 220 low hurdles. We're waiting for him.' "
Fans of Saroyan's work are in the middle of this marathon read and the public is welcome to come and listen. Or bring your own copy of "The Human Comedy" and "My Name is Aram" to join the read along. The ongoing read-a-thon is at "George's restaurant" in north Fresno on Blackstone just southeast of Herndon Avenue. You'll find a complete list of events honoring Saroyan throughout 2008, including a special screening of the film version of "The Human Comedy", on the following web pages:
A Screening of The Human Comedy at Fresno's Tower Theatre April 25, 2008 with a special guest appearance by Mickey Rooney who starred in the film adaptation of Saroyan's novel.