The Italian restaurant and wine bar Enoteca Rossa will host an appearance by retired Texas heavyweight boxer David Rodriguez who will sign copies of his book, “When the Lights Go Out: From Survivor to Champion,” on Wednesday, May 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Enoteca Rossa is located at 4566 Bissonnet in Bellaire just inside Loop 610.
A great read for both parents and older children, “When The Lights Go Out” recants Rodriguez’s journey as a bullied child in El Paso and the experiences that pushed him to the pinnacle of his sport as an undefeated 36-0 heavyweight boxing contender and multi-belt champion. However the book also delves into the other side of his life – a path of destructive behavior, addiction and thoughts of suicide – and ultimately to redemption as an advocate for bullied kids.
The first 100 guests at the Rodriguez book signing will receive free, signed copies of the book, courtesy of Enoteca Rossa. Subsequent signed copies will be available at Enoteca Rossa during Rodriguez’s appearance for $25. Non-signed copies are $15.
Plus, five percent of dinner sales during Rodriguez’s appearance will benefit Lucid Love, a non-profit organization which uses contributions for educational camps to help individuals gain confidence for oneself and respect for others.
For more information, call Enoteca Rossa at (346) 204-4403.