Political commentator Chris Matthews will talk and sign copies of his new book during an appearance in Naperville on Sunday.
Matthews will discuss his book “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked,” at 2 p.m. in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets that include a signing number are available with the purchase of “Tip and the Gipper” at Anderson’s Bookshops, 123 W. Jefferson St., Naperville.
For more information, call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.
Matthews is anchor of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and the NBC-syndicated “The Chris Matthews Show.”
He’s been following American politics since his teenage years and started working in the U.S. Senate after a term in the Peace Corps. He has worked as a presidential speechwriter in the White House and as top aide to Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr. (D-Mass.). In the late 1980s, Matthews switched to full-time journalism as Washington Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Examiner before turning his career to television. He launched “Hardball” in 1997 and the show has been on the air every weekday night since. In 2002, NBC premiered Sunday morning’s “The Chris Matthews Show.”
He’s the author of five best-selling books, in addition to the 2011 release “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.”
North Central College and Anderson’s Bookshops have cosponsored many author talks on campus. Previous authors have included Caroline Kennedy, Bill Bryson, Madeleine Albright, Tyra Banks, Tim Russert, Stacy London and many more.