Jessica Harris: My Soul Looks Back

Tuesday May 9: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Harris’ youth was filled with activism and celebration, from working as a theater critic and an editor to attending celebrity-filled parties in lavish locations with the likes of Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and more. Now she’s written down her wondrous life and is here to share the stories about the unparalleled social circle in which she was raised.

Jessica will be joined by Francis Lam, host of The Splendid Table.

Buy a copy of My Soul Looks Back or a $10 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.

Jessica B. Harris is the author of My Soul Looks Back and one of a handful of African Americans who have achieved prominence in the culinary world. She is considered one of the preeminent scholars of the food of the African Diaspora, has been inducted into the James Beard Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in America, and recently helped the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture to conceptualize its cafeteria.

Francis Lam is the host of The Splendid Table on public radio, and Editor-at-Large at Clarkson Potter, and formerly a food columnist for the New York Times Magazine and staff writer at Gourmet magazine.

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