Bright Lights of the Second City by Betsy Storm

“How do you tell the story of a city? Betsy Storm has given us a dynamic portrait of Chicago through its amazing characters—the reporters and the reported on, the activists and the historians, shining stars and solitary beekeepers. Bright Lights of The Second City is a terrific read as well as a primer on the greatest city in the world.

This book is so fun, insightful and filled with great personalities that I almost forgive the author for not including me.”

Andrew Alexander
CEO/Executive Producer
The Second City

“People who follow their passion are often the most interesting individuals to be around. How fortunate one is when one’s work is also one’s play. Betsy has compiled some wonderful stories that will serve to inspire others.”

Richard Melman
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

“Celebrating Chicagoans who live with purpose and passion not only acknowledges their great accomplishments and impact, but challenges us all to use our lives to make a difference.”

Rev. Michael L. Pfleger
Roman Catholic Priest, Saint Sabina Church, and Social Activist