Journalist Katie Couric is going on a book tour this fall, and Zoom will have nothing to do with it.
The former news anchor and Katie Couric Media founder’s tour will be in-person, bringing her to theaters in 11 cities to promote her forthcoming memoir, Going There, the Associated Press reports.
The tour will commence at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on Oct. 28. Other cities she plans to visit include New York, Atlanta, and Nashville, Tennessee. Each stop will feature a special guest, reminiscent of Michelle Obama’s tour for her memoir, Becoming. Like Obama’s book tour, Couric’s will be produced by the entertainment company Live Nation.
“Given the challenging period we’ve been through, I’m so excited to be out in the world, creating a sense of community and a place where we can all get together for meaningful conversations, and have some fun, too,” Couric said.
Publisher Little, Brown describes Couric’s book as “the fast-paced, emotional, riveting story of a thoroughly modern woman, whose journey took her from humble origins to superstardom. In these pages, you will find a friend, a confidante, a role model, a survivor whose lessons about life will enrich your own.”
It will be Couric’s fourth book, following the children’s books The Brand New Kid and The Blue Ribbon Day and a book for adults, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives.
Going There is slated for publication on Oct. 26, two days before her Boston appearance.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.