Smart Bets: Cecil Bothwell

On the About the Author page of Cecil Bothwell’s new book, Fifty Wheys to Love Your Liver, the former City Council member and former Xpress staffer is referred to as a “prototypical jack-of-all-trades, or renaissance man, depending entirely on who’s doing the labeling.” With his 11th book and second “collection of fictitious tropes,” Bothwell explores such topics as a couple who hit a stumbling block in deciding between Bob Dylan and Paul Simon and an electrician who inherits a Barnardsville goat dairy. The stories take place in the Asheville area or involve fictitious people involved with the city, though, as the book’s introductory disclaimer notes, “it is not to be construed that anything mentioned here actually occurred in the locations named.” Bothwell will read from his book on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at Malaprop’s. Cover art courtesy of the author


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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2 thoughts on “Smart Bets: Cecil Bothwell

  1. James Sheeler

    Cecil Bothwell continuing to stir the pot and keep Asheville an interesting place.

    • Buncy

      Yes, Cecil the Winebibber with that vile temper of his did not belong in political office. He does better wielding the pen that’s mightier than the sword. He’s an interesting character and I wish him well.

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