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Mick Cornett Book Signing at Best of Books

Tue, November 132018-11-13|Best of Books

Join us in welcoming former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to Best of Books! He will be signing copies of his book, THE NEXT AMERICAN CITY: THE BIG PROMISE OF OUR MIDSIZE METROS, on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Oklahoma City. Indianapolis. Charleston. Des Moines. What do these cities have in common? They are cities of modest size but outsized accomplishment, powered by a can-do spirit, valuing compromise over confrontation and progress over political victory. These are the cities leading America . . . and they’re not waiting for Washington’s help. 

As mayor of one of America’s most improved cities, Cornett used a bold, creative, and personal approach to orchestrate his city’s renaissance. Once regarded as a forgettable city in “flyover country,” Oklahoma City has become one of our nation’s most dynamic places-and it is not alone. In this book, Cornett translates his city’s success-and the success of cities like his-into a vision for the future of our country. 

THE NEXT AMERICAN CITY is a story of civic engagement, inventive public policy, and smart urban design. It is a study of the changes re-shaping American urban life-and a blueprint for those to come.

Mick Cornett served four terms as Oklahoma City's longest-serving Mayor from 2004 to 2018. Best known for helping Oklahoma City attract the NBA's Thunder franchise and putting Oklahoma City "on a diet" to lose a collective million pounds, Cornett also led the charge to pass MAPS 3, an innovative $800 million civic infrastructure investment in parks, urban transit, wellness centers, and downtown amenities that have dramatically reshaped Oklahoma City. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Terri, three sons and a growing family of sixth- and seventh-generation Oklahomans.