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Three things I like: succulent gardens, exploitative reality TV shows, and making lists of threes.
Currently reading: Empire of the Summer Moon, by S C Gwynne.
Three things I like: magic, whimsy, and sports.
Currently reading: Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father by Roy Lewis
Legendary rock ’n’ roller. Punk poetess. Conjurer of the dead.
This year’s Chicago Tribune Literary Award pays tribute to Patti Smith, a galvanizing artistic force for four decades. At the heart of New York’s downtown scene with the likes of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Sam Shepard, and Allen Ginsberg, Smith—all shaggy hair and hollow cheeks—mesmerized the avant-garde. Her debut album, Horses, was electrifying. Its raw energy changed music and poetry for good. Just Kids, her gorgeous, stirring memoir of the era and her relationship with the late Robert Mapplethorpe, made people fall in love with Smith all over again. Spend an unforgettable hour at Symphony Center with this American icon.
This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row series.
The Book Cellar will be providing books for this event. Tickets are required---please visit the Chicago Humanities Foundation website for more information.
The Desi Lit Book Group meets at 7:30 p.m. to discuss "Oleander Girl" by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
The Book Cellar Book Club meets at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. As always, wine and beer are 50% off!
The Book Cellar provides books for the Poetry Foundation's poet Garret Caples, as part of their Harriet Reading Series. Visit their website for more information.
The Book Cellar presents Dan Pashman with his new book, Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious.
As a Cooking Channel host and creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful, Dan Pashman is obsessed with doing just that. Eat More Better weaves science and humor into a definitive, illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food. But this book isn’t for foodies. It’s for eaters.
Eat More Better combines Pashman’s award-winning writing with his unparalleled field research, collected over thirty-seven years of eating at least three times a day. It delivers entertaining, fascinating, and practical insights that will satisfy your mind and stomach, and change the way you look at food forever.
Read this book and every bite you take will be better.
Dan Pashman is the creator and host of WNYC's James Beard Award–nominated food podcast The Sporkful. He’s also the host of Cooking Channel’s Good to Know and You’re Eating It Wrong and a contributor to NPR, Slate, Buzzfeed, and LA’s KCRW. He lives with his wife and two daughters. Find Dan at Sporkful.com
The Book Cellar is proud to work with UP Comedy Club to host comedian Bob Odenkirk, presenting his new book, A Load of Hooey, November 6th and 7th. Tickets are $45 through UP's website and include the price of the book--visit their website for more information.