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A Convenient Speaking Tour?

By Melissa Feldsher in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 26, 2009 8:30PM

You might say Al Gore is compensating for something. A former Vice President, Nobel Peace prize winner, Academy Award winner, New York Times bestseller, Chairman of Emmy award winning independent TV network Current TV, inventor of the Internet and expert kisser, he can also add a recent book deal and Chicago Theatre speaking engagement to his long list of accolades.

First, the book deal: Our Choice picks up where An Inconvenient Truth leaves off by focusing on "real solutions to global warming." Make no mistake, Gore is serious about solving the climate crisis--he's donating all proceeds to the nonprofit Alliance for Climate Protection and the book will be printed on locally produced 100% recycled paper with carbon neutral inks. One can only guess former President George Bush's upcoming book will be printed in China on the skins of baby seals.

So where, might you ask, can you hear the enlightened words of author, policymaker, filmmaker, activist and future candidate for sainthood? Look no further than the 2009 Speaker Series: Live & Uncensored at the Chicago Theatre. No fooling, Vice President Al Gore will spit the truth about global warming on April 1rst. Gear up by switching off your lights for Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. Saturday March 28th.

Speaker Series 2009: Al Gore, Wednesday April 1, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, Chicago, IL, $45-$185. Enter code GOGREEN to receive $10 off tickets.