Press Release for 100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die


New Book by Local Author Details Louisville’s Ultimate Bucket List

100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die Releases April 1

100 Louisville_CoverLOUIS, MO—February 17, 2016—A spring book release will take a thorough look at Louisville’s ultimate bucket list, from the Kentucky Derby to the boyhood home of Muhammad Ali, Reedy Press announced today. The book comes out April 1.

100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die takes a look at important historical and cultural landmarks; sporting events and entertainment; dining and night life; family fun, and much more. For visitors and natives alike, it provides a quick but intriguing trip through a city best known for bourbon and horse racing, yet has far more to offer.

From Forecastle Festival to the Thomas Edison House, 100 Things looks at better known attractions such as Belle of Louisville cruises on the Ohio River or the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, while also scouring nooks and crannies, taking the reader to places such as Muth’s Candies and the historic Crescent Hill Reservoir, or revealing insights such as the cemetery within the Louisville Zoo.

“I’ve lived in the Louisville area my whole life,” says author Kevin Gibson, “and even I learned a few new things about the city I call home while writing this book.”

“Reedy Press consistently finds the best in cities across America with our 100 Things series, and Louisville’s version is a book we are extremely excited about,” says Reedy Press publisher Josh Stevens.

Gibson will be signing books March 31 at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 6 p.m. Get more information at or

100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die- Part of the 100 Things to Do Before You Die book series

By Kevin Gibson, ISBN: 9781681060316, softcover 8.5 x 5.5, 160 pages, $16.00

‘Crohn’s Disease: A Memoir From the Toilet’ to be released as e-book Jan. 20, 2015

[The official press release!]

Memoir is a humorous and candid look at life with inflammatory bowel disease

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jan. 6, 2014 – Author Kevin Gibson likens his experience having a barium enema to being filled with 10 gallons of concrete. Meanwhile, under sedation during a colonoscopy, he asks a nurse to marry him. And you probably shouldn’t ask what happened in that portable toilet back in 1991.

crohn's diease a memoir from the toiletGibson’s new book, “Crohn’s Disease: A Memoir From the Toilet” (ISBN 9781483547633), set for electronic release Jan. 20, tells a number of humorous stories from his 25-plus years living with Crohn’s, a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

But the book also looks closely at the difficult weeks and months as doctors failed to correctly diagnose his condition, as well as a rollercoaster of a year trying to overcome the many Crohn’s-related complications that nearly killed him, followed by a quarter century of being a “Chronie.”

From hospital gown embarrassments to going on a first date while wearing a colostomy bag, Gibson takes the reader through a story that is at times hilarious and at other times heartbreaking. But the book also aims to offer hope to those more recently diagnosed. Gibson has lived with Crohn’s for 25 years, but hasn’t let it slow him down – he has published several books and is a busy free-lance writer who writes about food and beverage (ironic, no?). He also plays in a band in his spare time.

“For years, I would tell people about my experiences with Crohn’s, and they would say, ‘You should write a book,’” Gibson said. “So I finally did. I was in my 20s when I was diagnosed, so it breaks my heart to see young children going through what I went through, and worse. I hope the book will bring a few laughs and also some hope that life with Crohn’s can be a good life, in spite of the difficulties.”

The book is initially available as an e-book, priced at $3.99, available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more. Gibson is also author of “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” (2014, American Palate) and “The Liberation of Crystal Hill” (2011, Bearhead Publishing). More information on Gibson and his writing can be found at

Blog Post?

I haven’t written a blog post yet. Been so busy writing stories and thinking about the Green Bay Packers that I just haven’t had time. I really need to finish my Crohn’s Disease book anyway — I have rewrites to do so I can then either pitch it to publishers or just publish the damn thing myself as en e-book. So how will I have time to post in this blog?

Wait, does this count?

Writer / Author from Louisville KY