Please join us for a reading and book signing with Bob Carr celebrating the release of his book, RAISING OUR CHILDREN ON BOURBON: A French Quarter Love Affair (with illustrations by Rolland Golden).
New Orleans sparks an emotion in everyone who hears the name. It’s an enchanted city! Raising Our Children On Bourbon is the story of Bob and Jan Carr, who escaped the mundane life of mid-America and moved to the heart of the infamous French Quarter to raise their children among the “Quarter eccentrics” while accomplishing spectacular careers in radio and television. Join them as they renovate and restore a Bourbon Street mansion, passing through one crisis after another. This story depicts the bright side of the city’s indomitable spirit as it forges ahead and continues to dazzle visitors.
Every now and then a book comes along and lifts the curtain on the hidden sweetness of life in New Orleans. Raising Our Children on Bourbon is just such a charmer, giving readers a glimpse of the surprising joys of family life in the French Quarter during an extraordinary time and the pleasures — and laughs — of working in television here. This is also an enchanting and sexy New Orleans love story: Bob and Jan Carr fell in love with a city, and — not surprisingly to any reader lucky enough to pick up this book — New Orleans loved them right back.
- Susan Larson, Literary Critic
A young Midwestern family drives down the rabbit hole into New Orleans’ French Quarter and not only survives, but thrives in the most raunchy, raffish, notorious neighborhood in America. Quite a read!
- David Cuthbert, WYES-TV’s ‘Theater Guy’
Raising Our Children On Bourbon is a hilarious and heartfelt love letter to our wonderful and enigmatic New Orleans, from one of her most beloved couples, Bob and Jan Carr. Bob has crafted such lively and fascinating stories, I am truly grateful that he decided to share them with us!
- Bryan Batt, Actor, stage, screen and TV
This intriguing story of New Orleans radio and TV personalities Bob and Jan Carr, follows the couple as they raise their family during the 1960s on the French Quarter's legendary Bourbon Street.