LADYBIRD, COLLECTED: Ladybird Diner's Meg Heriford in conversation with Raven Book Store's Danny Caine
Faced with impossible circumstances, Meg Heriford transformed her beloved Ladybird Diner into a food bank and distributed thousands of free meals in Lawrence, Kansas. The heroic effort drew national attention, a feature in the Washington Post, and spawned the creation of a new book: LADYBIRD, COLLECTED.
Join Ladybird Diner's Meg Heriford in conversation with Raven Book Store's Danny Caine as they talk community, small business, and trying to make good out of difficult circumstances.
Meg Heriford of Lawrence's legendary Ladybird Diner has compiled her essays into a book, as we've all been begging her to do for ages, and now that book is here: Ladybird, Collected.
This item will be released in early October, 2020.
100% of the proceeds from Raven sales of Ladybird, Collected will go to funding Ladybird Diner's community meal program. Each book purchase funds four meals.
Ladybird, Collected: Collected essays on the evolution of a tiny diner in the middle of the country. These are stories of love and adaptation at the broad intersection of commerce and community, and of how a pandemic changed everything and also nothing about us. Ladybird, Collected is a book you might want to preorder if you are into:
- Sense of place
- Small business culture
- Adaptation amid uncertainty
- Confessed parental shortfalls
- Work/home life balance
- Nods to rocks
- Community interdependence
- Doing the next right thing
- Food security as a measure of justice