The Potlikker Papers:
A Food History of the Modern South
John T. Edge
This book tells the story of Southern food as language, its role in politics and in shaping the South as we know it. Anyone who indulges in a classic Southern meal from time to time or with an interest in history will devour this book. John T. Edge will be at Parnassus Books on June 6 to discuss and sign The Potlikker Papers. Don’t miss it!
50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture
Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner
Rolling Stone has long been the crème de la crème of music reporting, a trusted name in journalism, and home of iconic photographs. Any coffee table in Music City graced with stacks of old Rolling Stone magazines can now upgrade to this beautiful volume celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Chemistry takes us into the mind of a brilliant graduate student in crisis, a woman who begins looking for answers that can’t be found in textbooks and ultimately confronts the universal question with wit and honesty. Weike Wang will be at Parnassus on June 1 to sign and discuss her novel in conversation with Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers.
Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977–2002
Fans of Sedaris will be delighted to learn that for decades he has been keeping a meticulous diary full of his singularly hilarious thoughts and observations. Theft by Finding offers a rare, intimate look into his mind and a “behind-the-scenes” look at some of the most brilliant Sedaris anecdotes. David Sedaris will be at Parnassus Books on June 9.