Julia Reed signs her latest book at The Exchange


Author and humorist Julia Reed returns to St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange to sign copies of her latest book, South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native Land. In considering the pleasures and absurdities of her native culture, Julia Reed quotes another Southern writer, Willie Morris, who said, “It’s the juxtapositions that get you down here.” These juxtapositions are, for Julia, the soul of the South, and in her warmhearted and funny new book, South Toward Home, she chronicles her adventures through the highs and the lows of Southern life—taking us everywhere from dive bars and the Delta Hot Tamale Festival to an impromptu shindig on a Mississippi River sandbar.

Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Elle Décor and at Garden & Gun magazine, where she writes a regular column, “The High & Low.” She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, where she writes a food column, and is a frequent guest on MSNBC. She grew up in the Mississippi Delta and currently lives in New Orleans.

Food, Politics and the South. More than enough material for the observant and funny Julia Reed. Join us on Friday, October 12 from 2:00-3:30 and meet this southern treasure.