Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon with International Whistling Champion Christopher Ullman
Join us Friday, May 12 at noon for Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon at High Cotton, with Four-Time International Whistling Champion Christopher Ullman discussing his brand new book "Find Your Whistle"
"I first met Chris in 1994 when he whistled on the Today Show. I was smiling then and hes made me smile again with this sweet and heartwarming memoir." Katie Couric
Tickets for this event are:
-- Luncheon Only
$31 for the three-course luncheon and discussion
-- Luncheon Plus Signed Paperback Book
$51 includes the luncheon and a signed, hardcover copy of "Find Your Whistle"
-- Luncheon-For-Two Plus One Signed Book
$82 includes the luncheon for two plus one, signed, hardcover copy of "Find Your Whistle"
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"Find Your Whistle" is the heartwarming, hilarious and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street insider who uses his simple gift to touch hearts and change lives.
In this sweet and authentic memoir, world whistling champion Chris Ullman a managing director at one of the worlds most powerful private equity firms tells readers how he found, developed and shared his whistle with big-wig politicians, special needs children, Wall Street billionaires, and more than 400 people on their birthdays every year.
Along the way Chris realized that you dont have to be a hero to make the world a better place. Everyone has a simple gift a whistle to share with the world, one person at a time.
Its an unlikely tale of persistence, joy, insecurity, love, adventure and the power of serendipity.
From the Oval Office and center court at NBA games to Graceland and the pinnacle of the Washington Monument, Chris takes readers on a journey that entertains as it inspires.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chris Ullman is a four-time national and international whistling champion (1994, 1996, 1999, and 2000). He has performed with major symphony orchestras, serenaded President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, whistled the National Anthem at major league sporting events and entertained millions around the world on TV and radio.
In what Chris describes as a ministry, he whistles Happy Birthday more than 400 times each year to friends and family.
Chris started his puckered pursuits at age five, whistled incessantly while delivering newspapers as a teen, jammed with jazz bands in college, and worked the open mike circuit in his Washington, DC home in the 1980s-90s. He competed nine times at the National and International Whistling Convention and served as a judge twice.
Chris has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CNN, NPR, CNBC and has been featured in The New York Times, People Magazine, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine. His repertoire includes classical, blues, jazz, Broadway, and rock. In 2000, Chris was named the Lillian Williams Whistling Entertainer of the Year, and in 2003 he released his debut CD, The Symphonic Whistler. In 2012 Chris was inducted into the International Whistling Hall of Fame.
By day Chris is a Director of Global Communications at The Carlyle Group, an investment firm based in Washington, DC.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author. There is a cash bar for your enjoyment.
High Cotton is located at 199 East Bay Street, where the luncheon and discussion will take place. Parking is available at the Cumberland Street Garage, other municipal lots or at meters on the street.
High Cotton (View)
199 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|