“Strung together like a handful of Mardi Gras beads thrown from a passing float, Laborde’s tales reveal the bright and beautiful as well as the dim and gaudy sides of the city.”
Offering innovative insights into such New Orleans mainstays as “Carnival,” “Sports,” and “The Quarter,” Laborde provides a look at aspects of Crescent City living usually reserved for residents. These essays include an Orleanian ode entitled, “In Praise of the Potato Poor Boy” and several explorations and explanations of Mr. Bingle, “the only symbol of Christmas that is unique to New Orleans.”
These eighty-one vignettes originally appeared in Laborde’s “Streetcar” column, which currently runs in New Orleans Magazine, a publication that the author also edits.
About the Author
Errol Laborde, editor and publisher of Louisiana Life magazine, has won more than twenty-five New Orleans Press Club Awards for outstanding journalism since 1972. A producer and panelist on public television’s Informed Sources, an award-winning program that explores local politics, Laborde also is the founding president and a current board member of the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.
I NEVER DANCED WITH AN EGGPLANT (ON A STREETCAR BEFORE):
Chronicles of Life and Adventure in New Orleans
By Errol Laborde
Illustrated by Arthur Nead
Foreword by Mel Leavitt
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
160 pp. 5.5 x 8.44
ISBN: 9781565548527 pb