Posted Online: Nov. 28, 2012, 3:28 pm

'Happy Joe' Whitty to do book signing Saturday

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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

"Happy Joe" Whitty will sign copies of his new book, "Not Your Average Joe," from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at theBook Rack, 4764 Elmore Ave., Davenport.

In the book, Mr. Whitty -- founder of the Happy Joe's restaurant chain -- writes about his life and lessons learned. It was written in honor of his company's 40th anniversary. It's "the story of a small-town farm boy who was always a dreamer, not so good in school, but loved people and had a somewhat naive belief that anything is possible," saidKristel Whitty-Ersan, Happy Joe's marketing director.

"Not Your Average Joe" is appropriate for ages 10 to adult and will sell for $16.99 plus tax, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the new Happy Joe's Kids Foundation, benefiting children with special needs.

The book can be ordered at happyjoes.com and will be available in major bookstores across the country, as well as on Amazon.com.

For more information on the Happy Joe's Kids Foundation, visit happyjoeskids.org.