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OUR TEMPE LOCATION WILL BE CLOSED TO SHOPPERS STARTING AT 3PM

We apologize for the inconvenience, but our Tempe location must be closed to the public starting at 3pm for security purposes. Only those customers with tickets for our signing event with President Carter will be allowed into the building starting at 5pm. Our Phoenix location will be open for regular hours until 10pm tonight.

Tony Volpentest | Fastest Man in the World

Please note: Online ordering for this event has been turned off at this time. If you are still interested in purchasing books for this event, please call us at 480-730-0205 between 10am and 9pm MST. Thank you.

7PM THURSDAY, JULY 26
Tony Volpentest: Fastest Man in the World
Tony Volpentest
Four-time Paralympic Gold Medalist Tony Volpentest presents his book Fastest Man in the World: The Tony Volpentest Story.

Tony Volpentest
Most athletes can only dream of running in the Olympics. Even though Tony Volpentest was born without hands or feet, he not only achieved this dream but rose to the top of his sport. As a high-school sophomore, he decided to try out for the track team to make friends. Competing against able-bodied runners, Tony ran in "half-shoes" that fit over his limbs—which made running around the track more like balancing on stilts. By age 17, he was breaking records and competing with the finest disabled athletes in the world— classified as a single amputee, rather than as a double amputee, because he wanted to run in a more competitive category. Today, he has been nominated to the 2012 Olympic Hall of Fame, is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Team Ambassador Program, and works with disabled children and veterans.

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