Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau: Author News
Media Launch: My Soul Looks Back

JessicaBHarris

Mar 17, 2017

ALL CONCERNED
MY SOUL LOOKS BACK
by Jessica B. Harris
9781501125904 / Scribner / on sale May 9


NATIONAL MEDIA LAUNCH
TO INCLUDE:
*Review in ESSENCE (May issue)*
*Essay in SAVEUR (June/July issue)*
*5-city author tour*
(NYC / DC / Jackson, MS / New Orleans / Martha’s Vineyard)
& much more to come!


Early praise for MY SOUL LOOKS BACK
“A warm recollection of life-changing friendships and personal connections. A unique perspective on some of the greatest African-American intellectuals and artists of the modern era. A deeply felt and lovingly remembered memoir.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Come for the insight into the circle of friends that first revolved around James Baldwin, then shifted orbit to revolve around Maya Angelou. Stay because you’re enraptured by the candid, passionate, woman narrating from the periphery, Jessica B. Harris…. Sweeping and intimate.” (Alice Randall, author of Ada’s Rules and The Wind Done Gone)

“A serendipitous journey filled with everything from a sampling of [Harris’s] unique culinary creations to up close and personal looks at some of the world's most renowned artists… . A tour de force that holds its own among the great memoirs of all time.” (Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Emmy award-winning journalist and author of In My Place)

“At table, before a lectern, or on the page, no matter where we encounter Jessica B. Harris, she commands our attention. My Soul Looks Back, her most intimate book, showcases an era when the black artistic elite flowered and Jessica, along with her love Sam Floyd, lunched with Maya Angelou in California, shared popcorn with James Baldwin in the South of France, and nurtured a social aesthetic that spangled, all too briefly, beneath the kliegs.” (John T. Edge, author of The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South)


My Soul Looks Back
Subtitle: A Memoir
Author: Jessica B. Harris
ISBN: 9781501125904
Pub Date: 5/9/2017
Imprint: 1191 - SCRIBNER
Format: Hardcover
Retail Price: $25.00
eBook Price: $12.99
Author Hometown: New York, NY
Publicists: Jessica Yu

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Publicity:

NATIONAL RADIO
MAY TK Milk Street Radio / PUBLIC RADIO EXCHANGE (PRX) / May 9 or later

NATIONAL PRINT
MAR 15 KIRKUS REVIEWS / Review
MAY 1 ESSENCE / Review / May 2017 issue
MAY 1 KIRKUS REVIEWS / Interview
JUN 1 SAVEUR / Author Essay / June/July 2017 issue

EVENTS/AUTHOR APPEARANCES
MAY 9 New York, NY / STRAND BOOKSTORE / in conversation with Francis Lam, host of The Splendid Table.
MAY 18 New York, NY / MUSEUM OF FOOD AND DRINK
MAY 20 Washington, DC / GAITHERSBURG BOOK FESTIVAL
MAY 22 Washington, DC / NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY &
CULTURE
MAY 30 Jackson, MS / LEMURIA BOOKS
JUN 1 New Orleans, LA / GARDEN DISTRICT BOOKS
JUN 8 New York, NY / ICONOCLAST DINNER EXPERIENCE / Jessica Harris will speak on a panel, hosted in partnership with VICE's MUNCHIES. Moderated by Emmy Award winning journalist Michelle Miller Morial.
JUL TK Boston, MA / MARTHA’S VINEYARD FILM FESTIVAL
AUG 4 Washington, DC / ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUMS
AUG 5 Boston, MA / MARTHA'S VINEYARD BOOK FESTIVAL