We celebrated the release of The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook in style at the Hideout on September 10, and that same week I appeared on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to talk about the book. You can watch the whole feature, and read Sheila Elliott’s essay on Garfield Ridge here.
On September 1 I also went down to the new WGN studios along with contributor Vitaliy Vladimirov to talk with Rick Kogan about the book. Rick is such a charming interviewer; he really knows how to put you at ease; you can listen to the whole thing here.
Meanwhile, in the print media, The Chicago Reader ran a nice feature/review on the book; I really had a good time talking with writer Andrea Michelson, and she was very gracious when I was half an hour late because I went to the wrong coffeeshop, because I am unable to read a Google map.
Curbed Chicago published this very generous piece on September 17. I had another good interview with writer Tanner Howard back in late July, and I’m grateful that they took the time to connect with some of the contributors as well, for their insight.
And Chicago Detours says the book is “a stirring, entertaining and informative collection of works. … Taken together the collection presents a sometimes idiosyncratic but always insightful portrait of the City of Neighborhoods.”
Last: Please do come out if you can to one of our upcoming book events. Those are, again: Tuesday October 1 at The Hopleaf, at 7 PM (organized – thank you! – by the kind people at Tuesday Funk) and Wednesday, October 9, at Rosa’s Lounge, also at 7 PM (and organized by me). Like I said, I’m working on ways to roll out a second wave of programming around the book later this year, but for now this is it. Hope to see you in October!