February 26: New York Public Library
Yorkville Branch, 5:30 PM
February 26: Sarah Lawrence Alumni Writers Night, 7:00 PM
February 27: Tenafly (NJ)
Kaplen JCC, 10:30 AM
March 19: Newport Beach (CA)
Newport Beach Public Library
Smithsonian Magazine picked Drive-Thru Dreams as one of the best food books of 2019.
Amazon named Drive-Thru Dreams to its list of best books of 2019.
Bryan Lufkin interviewed me about the rise of very strange hybrid snackfoods for the BBC.
I was enlisted by NPR/WKSU to help them solve a fast-food mystery about the legendary Ohio chain Swensons.
I joined Texas Public Radio’s “The Source” to talk about the effect of fast food on communities and plant-based burgers.
I gave a quick historical overview of the fast-food boom in America for Viewpoints Radio.
Louisa Torres of NPR’s The Salt and I discussed the intricacies and complexities of America’s relationship with fast food.
Drive-Thru Dreams has been selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Month by Amazon Book Review.
I joined NPR/KBUR’s “On Point” to talk Drive-Thru Dreams, American mobility, fast-food history, and Taco Bell.
Kate Bernot and I caught up about the culture and criticism of fast food for The Takeout.
Over at Vox, Rachel Sugar and I discussed how fast food explains national divides and offers unlikely meeting places.
I went on BBC “World News America” to talk about the book and why fast food is such an American phenomenon.
I also talked about Drive-Thru Dreams and American history with Anna Diamond over at The Smithsonian.
Just ahead of its release, Drive-Thru Dreams was named a
Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week.
The first three reviews of Drive-Thru Dreams are out!
I wrote about the vaunted, viral Popeyes chicken sandwich and the very involved creative process of its culinary team for TIME. (9/9)
My second book excerpt about the wild life and times of Colonel Harland Sanders is now live at Eater. (7/26)
For TIME, I try to explain the Texan despair over the sale of Whataburger to a Chicago investment firm. (6/21)
For VinePair, I wrote about what Maker's Mark legend Bill Samuels, Jr., learned as an assistant to the Colonel Harland Sanders. (5/3)
For The Washington Post, I wrote about the glory and irrational optimism of baseball's opening day. (4/30)