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Events: NBC News' Tony Dokoupil to talk about memoir, marijuana

Book Talk

The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's book talk series presents Tampa Bay Times staff writer Ben Montgomery (Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail) discussing his book at noon Tuesday at the church, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Lunch available.

Tampa author Tim Dorsey (Tiger Shrimp Tango) will discuss and sign his comic crime novel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

NBC News senior writer Tony Dokoupil (The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana) will discuss his memoir and the emerging business of legal marijuana at 7 p.m. Thursday in Miller Auditorium, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

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