Aron Ralston’s account of his exploits in Blue John Canyon is about to land the Aspen resident in the lap of the national media. “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” is set for publication Tuesday, Sept. 7, and the book is accompanied by a tour of television shows and book-signing events, as well as articles in numerous magazines. The spotlight is strongest with a special edition of NBC’s “Dateline” with Tom Brokaw, scheduled to be the first two-hour episode in the program’s history.Television appearances• Friday, Sept. 10, “Dateline,” NBC• Friday, Sept. 10, “The Late Show with David Letterman,” CBS• Monday, Sept. 13, “The Today Show,” NBC• Tuesday, Sept. 14, “The Early Show,” CBSMagazine coverageRalston, who is on the cover of the current Outside magazine, which also features an excerpt from his book, is slated to appear in People, National Geographic Traveler, Southwest Spirit, Reader’s Digest, Explorer’s Journal, USA Today, and Rock & Ice.Book signingsA book-signing and speaking tour, to begin in New York on Friday, Sept. 10, is scheduled for a stop at the Sam’s Club in Arvada on Sept. 18, the Boulder Bookstore Sept. 20, The Tattered Cover in Denver Sept. 21, and Costco in Littleton Sept. 25.Back at homeRalston is scheduled to appear at the Wheeler Opera House Feb. 4. The event, featuring a book-singing, reading, talk, video show and question-and-answer session, is a fund-raiser for local outdoors-oriented organizations, including Mountain Rescue Aspen and Aspen Youth Experience.
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