Author Reading & Signing: Peter Werbe
Please join us for a celebration of Detroit legend Peter Werbe's new book, Eat the Rich (And Other Interesting Ideas).
About the book
This selection of my essays are from the pages of the Fifth Estate magazine and explore some of the basic themes the publication addresses: anarchism, capitalism, technology, civilization, racism, patriarchy, politics, culture, music, the environment, my trips to Cuba, and other subjects.
Peter Werbe has been an important voice on the Detroit-based Fifth Estate magazine for decades. This selection of his essays from its pages explores some of the basic themes the publication addresses: anarchism, capitalism, technology, civilization, racism, patriarchy, politics, culture, music, the environment, his trips to Cuba, and other subjects that are explored in a manner that provide unique insight.
About the Author
Peter Werbe, a recognizable figure in Detroit's media landscape for over five decades, has left an indelible mark as a radio broadcaster and prolific writer. Notably, he hosted the historic "Nightcall" program on WRIF, the longest-running phone-in talk show in U.S. radio history, and served as a DJ on many revered Detroit rock stations including WABX, WWWW, and WCSX..
Werbe's enduring impact extends beyond the airwaves. With a commitment to alternative journalism, he has been a vital force at Detroit's Fifth Estate magazine for an impressive 58 years. His incisive articles and interviews, both for the magazine and The Metro Times, delve into diverse perspectives, challenging societal norms and contributing significantly to Detroit's cultural dialogue. His work stands as a testament to the power of media in shaping conversations and inspiring critical thought.
Besides "Eat the Rich," Werbe authored a 2021 book of fiction based loosely on events of the Fifth Estate staff during the hot summer of 1967, Summer on Fire: A Detroit Novel.