Join Garden & Gun for this exclusive launch party and lively discussion in celebration of S is for Southern. Arrive at 6:00pm for Garden & Gun approved Southern bites and cocktails followed by a discussion with David DiBenedetto, John Huey, and a few surprise guests that served as contributors to the book. Attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase S is for Southern before it goes on sale and have it signed by the authors.
S is for Southern is an encyclopedia of Southern life, culture, and history, covering age-old traditions and current zeitgeists. With more than 500 entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, from absinthe to zydeco, the book also includes 100 signature essays from notable Southern writers and personalities, including: Rick Bragg on Harper Lee, Roy Blount, Jr. on humidity, Jessica B. Harris on field peas, Jason Isbell on the Atlanta Braves, Jack Hitt on pluff mud, The Lee Brothers on boiled peanuts, Jonathan Miles on Larry Brown, Randall Kennan on Edna Lewis, Julia Reed on the Delta, and much more.
David DiBenedetto is the Editor in Chief of Garden & Gun magazine and winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2015. DiBenedetto grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and now resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife, children, and Boykin spaniel.
John Huey, former Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc., is a native of Atlanta and a 1966 graduate of North Fulton High School, now the Atlanta International School. Huey resides in Charleston, South Carolina, and is the host of Garden & Gun’s Whole Hog podcast.
Dr. Jessica B. Harris is an award-winning journalist and author of twelve critically acclaimed cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of the African Diaspora. Harris hosts a monthly radio show on Heritage Radio Network, My Welcome Table, that focus on Food, Travel, Music, and Memoir. Dr. Harris is a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for general public. Each ticket includes Garden & Gun approved Southern bites and cocktails and a 25% discount on advance copies of S is for Southern.