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"Face the Nation" Anchor to Share Insights on Today's Issues

The September Book Club with Bob Schieffer is FULL. Thank you.

"Face the Nation" anchor Bob Schieffer will discuss his book, "Bob Schieffer's America," during the Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club, Sept. 24, from 9 - 11 a.m. The event will be held at the Drury Hotels and Bartolino's Osteria (Clifton Ballroom), located on the corner of Hampton Ave. and Highway 44.

The event is free but reservations are required. Call 314-444-1827 or e-mail cwbrennan@cbs.com, leave your name and phone number and

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reference the "September" book club to reserve a spot today.

According to the publisher, "Bob Schieffer's America" brings together 168 of his best essays, pieces that cover a broad range: from the hard issues of today to the human stories that show us who we are; from politics and presidents and tragedy to the things that touch us, make us laugh, or reveal the small shifts in our culture that sometimes just creep up on us.

Smart, humorous, commonsensical, pitch-perfect - sometimes bitingly critical and plainspoken, other times suffused with wonder or delight - these essays speak to us all.

"My objective," says Schieffer, "has never been to convert someone to my way of thinking, but merely to provoke thought, to explain a complicated subject, or to call attention to a human foible. The greatest compliment to me is not when viewers write to say they agree with my conclusion, but when they say, ‘I really never thought of it that way before.'"

In addition to these essays, Schieffer has written brand-new material -"commentaries on my commentaries" - that run throughout the book, offering further anecdotes, reflections, updates and insights.