Last night, The PBR Book Club chatted with Chicago author Sam Pink via the internet. While club members drank beers at The Eighth Street Tap Room, Pink casually joked about "Hot Styles" t-shirts and Chicago hot dogs. He also answered questions about his inspiration and writing methods for Rontel. Most characters in the book are based on real life people: Pink actually has a beloved cat named Rontel, and the street performers scattered throughout the book are based on people Pink observed on the streets and subways of Chicago.
And Pink's real life beverage of choice? Old Style or King Cobra.... (Soo Chicago, Sam!)