History Professor to Hold Book Reading, Signing

March 25, 2003

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University history professor Susan Matt, author of Keeping Up with the Joneses, will hold a reading and book signing in WSU’s Stewart Library Special Collections at 7 p.m. March 31.

 Matt’s book, which has been reviewed in Atlantic Monthly  and the New York Times, looks at how the biblical sin of covetousness became passe as companies first used envy as a tool to fuel consumerism.

 Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Refreshments will be served.

 The event is sponsored by the Weber County Historical Society and the Stewart Library.
Contact:

Susan Matt, history professor
(801) 626-7325 · smatt@weber.edu

Sara Dant Ewert, Weber Historical Society president
(801) 626-6699 · sewert@weber.edu

Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 · jkowalewski@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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