Kansas Author Max Yoho

Join Kansas Author Max Yoho in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, April 15, 2-3pm for an introduction to his latest book, Me and Aunt Izzy.

In Me and Aunt Izzy, eleven-year old Jefferson Davis Johnson has been sentenced to a summer of “moral rehabilitation” under the watchful eye of his great aunt, Queen Isabella of Spain Johnson.  A relic of the “roaring twenties,” this stern matriarch may have her own ideas about what a boy should learn.  Will three-years perfect attendance in his Presbyterian Sunday School be enough to protect Jeffie from the evils of drink, a warpathing aborigine, and the bright-eyed tomboy, Pauline Potts?  And, for Pete’s sake, does any other boy have a relative who cohabits with the ghost of Jesse James?  The setting for this tale is Southeast Kansas, called “the Little Balkans,” an area known for its coal mines and ethnic diversity. 

Author Max Yoho has established himself as a witty writer from the nation’s Heartland.  A growing list of fans enjoy his off-beat sense of humor and mind boggling leaps of logic – often leaving readers laughing out loud.  Max is a life-long Kansas.  He was born in Colony, Kansas, in 1934, and became a writer after 38 years as a machinist.  Yoho’s writing is humanly honest in the tradition of Mark Twain, and echoes the nostalgic coming-of-age humor of Jean Shepherd.

Books available for purchase and a book signing will follow the author talk.  For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

*Book and Biographical information supplied by the author.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.