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Sammy Younan is the program director of Girth Radio: an online radio station that started broadcasting from inside The Pacific Junction Hotel bar (RIP!). At Girth he Hosts My Summer Lair (a pop culture celebration) & In Session… (which features music performances).

An avid writer; Red Letter Nights is his first book. His writing has appeared in the National Post, USA Today, Sole Shift, Relevant and Geek Hard.

Sammy doesn't get along with pants: Down With Pants!

#NewBookAlert: April 2-6, 2018

My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.

Yeti: The Ecology of a Mystery by Daniel C. Taylor (Oxford University Press; Nonfiction on sale October 30, 2017): The Ecology of a Mystery explains the mystery of the Yeti or Abominable Snowman. hmmm: fascinating: I want to believe. Evolution am I right? #NewBookAlert for April 2, 2018.

Neruda: The Poet's Calling by Mark Eisner (Ecco; Biography on sale March 27): I Love Poems and I dig biographies so this is perfect for me. Pablo's Poetics is powerful. An excellent recommendation for National Poetry Month. #NewBookAlert for April 3, 2018.

Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours by Joseph Rosenbloom (Beacon Press; Nonfiction on sale March 27): The Mountaintop Speech. Man...that’s how you go out. #NewBookAlert for April 4, 2018.

Hokusai Pop-ups by Courtney Watson McCarthy (Thames & Hudson; Pop Up on sale November 3, 2016): This Hokusai Pop Ups book is making...waves! #NewBookAlert for April 5, 2018.

Iconic Advantage®: Don't Chase the New, Innovate the Old by Soon Yu with Dave Birss (Savio Republic; Design on sale February 6): Just in time for FITC Toronto: Iconic Advantage. The subtitle is fresh: Don't Chase the New, Innovate the Old. Word! #NewBookAlert for April 6, 2018.

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