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Leo Honeycutt talks about his biography of Edwin Edwards
When Leo Honeycutt was approached about five years ago to write a biography of former Gov. Edwin Edwards, he had plenty of reservations.
First of all, he wasn't Edwards' biggest fan and tackling a time-consuming project such as a biography would interrupt his life personally and professionally.
Eventually, Honeycutt agreed to write Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana, a biography of Louisiana's only four-term governor who currently is nearing the end of a 10-year prison sentence for his conviction on racketeering charges in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge in 2000. Edwards is scheduled to be released to a half-way house in January.
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Next week, Honeycutt will be in Monroe for several appearances to promote the Edwards biography.
Wednesday evening, Feb. 17, Honeycutt will be the guest speaker at a Sons of the American Revolution dinner meeting at Bayou DeSiard Country Club.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, Honeycutt will speak about his book at the downtown Monroe Rotary Club's weekly luncheon.
Later that day on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Honeycutt and one of Edwards' daughters, Anna, will be on hand for a book-signing at The Chateau restaurant on Louisville Avenue in Monroe.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Honeycutt will appear at Books-A-Million in Monroe for another book-signing.