NEW PORT RICHEY—Vietnam provided Jim Lamb with narrative nuggets that he stitched together like a string of pearls for his new book “Orange Socks & Other Colorful Tales.” The former Navy Petty Officer and retired journalist will read from that book Saturday, Aug. 29, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Oasis Coffee Spot.
In addition to Lamb’s book reading, popular Christian singer Charlie Stamas of Tarpon Springs will perform. The Oasis is at 9213 Little Road in New Port Richey, just south of Embassy Boulevard.
Lamb served in the Navy 1967-71; his tours of duty included stops in Da Nang with VQ-1, a reconnaissance squadron based in Japan. When he got out of the Navy, Lamb settled in New Port Richey, eventually attending what was then called Pasco-Hernando Community College. He later went to the University of South Florida where he double-majored in Mass Communications and Political Science.
Bay area newspapers that Lamb has worked for include the New Port Richey Press, Tampa Tribune and Sarasota Herald-Tribune. His book, subtitled “How I Survived Vietnam and Kept My Sense of Humor,” is available on Amazon as well as his website at www.jslstories.com.