Terry Barr: Reading and Signing
At 6pm on Thursday, September 20, Hub City Bookshop will host author and Presbyterian College professor Dr. Terry Barr, who will be reading from and signing his new book We Might As Well Eat: How to Survive Tornadoes, Alabama Football, and Your Southern Family.
We Might As Well Eat blends nonfiction essays about the author's life growing up in Bessemer, Alabama, with his love of good food, nurturing family, and Alabama football. These braided essays reflect on questions of identity (Barr's parents were Jewish and Christian and his wife is Persian) and survival amidst family drama, natural disasters, and divided loyalties. In the end, when all else fails, eating is the way to bring everyone together.
Terry Barr is the author of two essay collections: Don't Date Baptists and Other Warnings From My Alabama Mother, and We Might As Well Eat: How to Survive Tornadoes, Alabama Football, and Your Southern Family, both published by Third Lung Press of Hickory, NC. His work has also appeared in Hippocampus, Eclectica, The Bitter Southerner, storySouth, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and Deep South Magazine. He lives in Greenville, SC, with his family, and blogs at Medium.com.