New Orleans—with its jazz music, Mardi Gras festivities, unique cuisine, and exquisite architecture—is one of the most intriguing American cities. In this celebratory volume, author Debra Shriver shares what makes the Crescent City so special, from its fascinating history to its rich musical legacy, to its enduring traditions and cultural landmarks. For natives and visitors alike, In the Spirit of New Orleans paints a complete picture of this alluring destination. An insider’s list featuring bars for the cocktail connoisseur, venues for the music maven, and can’t-miss restaurants for the gourmand completes the book.
Released in December 2012
W 7.63 x L 10.9 x D 0.74 in
Hardcover with Jacket
Debra Shriver is a twelfth-generation Southerner, admitted Francophile, and devotee of jazz music. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she and her journalist husband bought and lovingly restored an 1850s Greek Revival home in the city’s historic Vieux Carré neighborhood, and chronicled her incredible story in Stealing Magnolias: Tales From a New Orleans Courtyard, published in 2010. She is a media executive with the company founded by William Randolph Hearst and sits on the boards of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and the Apollo Theater Foundation in Harlem. Shriver is a self-professed “New-New,” dividing her time between New York and New Orleans. This is her first book with Assouline.