John Monek at Lake Forest Book Store

John Monek, author of Selfish Instincts


Thursday January 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Register at Lake Forest Book Store 847-234-4420

Please welcome author John Monek for a "Meet and Greet" and book signing.

John Monek was born in Lake Forest, IL in 1953, one of ten children. Growing up in a family with eight sisters, he quickly learned the art of story telling. He has always preferred the outdoors and adventurous life. Throughout his early years, he participated in competitive sports including track and field. He continues to run to this day, having recently completed the Boston Marathon. Mountainous adventure has played a significant role in his life. For the past thirty-five years, John has explored remote and sometimes extreme conditions throughout North America ranging from the mountains of Colorado to the northern Yukon. As time allows, he continues to travel and explore isolated regions of the world. Today, John is a successful small business owner of a company that manufactures and distributes medical supplies internationally. He resides with his wife, Becky, in Barrington Hills, IL. They have two sons and two daughters.

"What did I get myself into?" Ben stopped himself from thinking so hard and shook his head in order to clear it of the morbid thoughts that were closing in on him. He had chosen an odd purgatory for himself. The more he thought about things the more depressed he would become. Out here in the wilderness area of northern Canada there was little one could do but sit in solitude and think. He had to keep his mind on the immediate matters at hand and he had to stop daydreaming. He would need meat in order to survive into the winter. Ben knew that he was dying, but had no intentions of letting himself starve to death.

There will be a book signing following the program.


Event date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
680 N. Western Ave.
Lake Forest, IL 60045