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Thursday, April 22, 2021

4:00 - 5:00 PM  |  ZOOM

Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation Presents

 

Alia Volz

Author of Home Baked

In conversation with Beth Lisick

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Author Alia Volz invites readers into her unconventional childhood growing up in San Francisco surrounded by her family’s illegal “home baked” marijuana brownie business - Sticky Fingers Brownies – run by her larger-than-life mother.

 

Home Baked is a funny, heartfelt memoir and a compelling portrait of San Francisco in the tumultuous late 1970’s. The book includes accounts of the 1978 assassinations of Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Milk, the “white night riots”, and the early years of the AIDS crisis when Sticky Fingers Brownies delivered thousands of brownies per month to those in need of pain relief from the disease.  Volz describes her memoir as a “love letter to a period in San Francisco’s cultural history.”

 

Volz is the winner of the Golden Poppy Award for Nonfiction from the California Independent Bookseller Alliance and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her works has been published in The Best American Essays, The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Salon and the Best World’s Travel Writing. Her family story has been featured on Snap Judgement, Criminal, and NPR’s Fresh Air.

 

Beth Lisick is a writer, actor and storytelling producer from the Bay Area. She has published six books including the novel Edie on the Green Screen and the NY Times best-selling comic memoir Everybody into the Pool.

 

Books available for purchase from Orinda Books

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