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Birmingham Resident/Author David Tarver to hold Book Signing on August 9th at Townsend Hotel

Proving Ground: A Memoir by the Flint Native and Birmingham, Mich. Resident, Chronicles Tarver’s Journey from the Basement to the Boardroom It’s been a long and fascinating passage from David Tarver’s days as a young black student at Michigan’s Flint Central High School during the height of the civil rights movement, to his current role as author, tech entrepreneur and millionaire, all of which is chronicled in his first book, Proving Ground, which launched on July 2. Proving Ground: A Memoir, (Cypress House: 2012), is available in bookstores and at online retailers (paperback, $18.95). A signed hardcover edition is available only from the book web site, provinggroundbook.com, for $34.95. Kindle and Nook e-book versions are available online for $9.95. Proving Ground is the first book that traces an African American-owned high technology business from dream to basement startup to multimillion-dollar international success. Readers can meet Birmingham resident Tarver at his upcoming book signing. WHAT: A book signing with local author, David Tarver, whose first book, Proving Ground: A Memoir, traces his inspiring entrepreneurial journey from his roots in Flint to his life today, after selling his start-up tech company for $30 million. WHEN: Thursday, August 9, 2012 5-7 p.m. WHERE: The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend St. in Birmingham WHO: David Tarver, a native of Flint, Mich., received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. In 1983, Tarver started Telecom Analysis Systems (TAS) in his basement with two colleagues. In 1995, Tarver engineered the sale of TAS for $30 million. He chronicles this journey in his first book, Proving Ground: A Memoir. Currently, Tarver is lecturing on his book and entrepreneurial insights. He and his family reside in Birmingham, Mich. FOR MORE INFO: Visit www.ProvingGroundBook.com.

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