Andrew Erlich and Uncle Jake

Born of Jewish immigrant parents, Jack Earle was a circus performer, artist, silent film actor and — at 8 feet 6 inches — one of the world’s tallest men. His nephew, Valley psychologist Dr. Andrew Erlich, wrote a true-life novel about his “Uncle Jake” and will discuss it at Changing Hands Bookstore.

DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe. Free. (480) 730-0205 or

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