LADYBIRD, COLLECTED: Ladybird Diner's Meg Heriford in conversation with Raven Book Store's Danny Caine

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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.

Buy a copy of LADYBIRD, COLLECTED here or here; 100% of the proceeds go to Ladybird Diner's Free Lunch Program. 

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Monday, November 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
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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
  • Metaphors
  • Pie
  • Work/home life balance
  • Nods to rocks
  • Community interdependence
  • Doing the next right thing
  • Food security as a measure of justice

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