Drive-Thru Dreams Tour Dates
June 25: NYC Book Launch
23rd Street Arby's, 7 PM
July 9: Providence
Books on the Square, 7 PM
August 17: San Francisco
Book Passage, 3 PM
August 24: Los Angeles
Book Soup, 4 PM
September 8: New Orleans
Octavia Books, 2 PM
September 22: Portland, OR
Powell’s, 7:30 PM
October 11: Bronxville, NY
Sarah Lawrence MFA Alumni Festival
October 12: Nashville, TN
Southern Festival of Books
October 17: Houston
Jewish Book Festival, 7:00 PM
October 23: San Diego, CA
Warwick’s, 7:30 PM
November 15: Atlanta
Marcus JCC, 12 PM
December 9: Fairfax (VA)
Pozez JCC, 11 AM
December 19: Naples (FL)
Jewish Federation, 7 PM
February 26: New York Public Library
February 27: Tenafly (NJ)
Kaplen JCC, 10:30 AM
March 19: Newport Beach (CA)
Newport Beach Public Library
March 2020: Austin
(Check back for more dates)
Smithsonian Magazine picked Drive-Thru Dreams as one of the best food books of 2019.
Amazon Book Review 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)