Please join us and New Orleans writer/artist Carol Pulitzer in celebrating the launch of her new books MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED: A Collection of Very Short, Illustrated Nonfiction with Recipes, and LITTLE THEATER: A Collection of Very Short, Illustrated Fiction. These are are "picture books for adults." Filled with the award-winning artist's original illustrations, each story can be enjoyed start to finish in a minute or two, a break from the constant digital incoming.
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
From her unexpected encounter with Rachel Maddow to her UFO experience in the desert of New Mexico, from a 2nd honeymoon reunion in Paris with a husband she hadn't seen in 40 years to recipes for New Orleans BBQ'ed Shrimp and a Fresh Strawberry Torte from The Log Lady on the original Twin Peaks, from carrying a vial of Nitroglycerin in a souped-up Chevy to Middle School to her mother kicking up a storm at her own funeral, from instructions on how to keep a kitchen journal, how to find one recipe among 1000 saved recipes, to politics, Most Likely to Succeed is genre-bending and unabashed. These super short true stories that prove life can be stranger than fiction. There is hilarity and grief, good food, love, and near misses, things that mystify, things that make us cry. Everyone's life is a wild ride, but many people would at least hesitate to reveal as much as is exposed in these personal stories.
A very special pearl is found in a New Orleans Oyster Bar, a nun loses it on a flight from San Francisco, a hostess has an epic dessert fail, a fantasy of outwitting terrorists and saving the passengers on a plane, motoring around in a big plastic egg we have a frank conversation with God, an annoying kidnap victim is gratefully released, and we learn why there are more dust bunnies in your house than there used to be, and also the consequences of being fat in a future California, these short short illustrated stories wheel freely wherever they must.
About the Author
Bookending life in New Orleans, where she currently lives, Carol Pulizter attended The Boston Museum School and graduated with honors from The New York Restaurant School. Her illustrations and product designs have been featured in national newspapers, magazines and design blogs. Her design for the Krewe of Iris flag hangs from homes around New Orleans every Mardi Gras. Her writing has won her 2 residencies at Hypatia in the Woods in Washington State, Honorable Mention in Short Fiction from Glimmer Train, and Semi-Finalist in Walker Percy Short Fiction at Loyola University in New Orleans.Since moving back home she's written features on food, art, and interesting people for ViaNolaVie, a New Orleans life and culture blog. Subjects range from how a Producer mines the complexity of the Super Bowl to find his story for 60 Minutes Sports to profiles of artists and cooks, from a Farriers Convention with an International Horse Shoeist Hall of Famer, to sous-chef for a pop-up Russian food feast from NYC in NOLA. She had a bit part speaking in "the only movie that has ever authentically gotten New Orleans", The King of New Orleans, putting stage fright to bed permanently.
Super-short, illustrated, true stories that begin and end in New Orleans, detour through The Boston Museum School, The New York Restaurant School, Mill Valley, and Los Angeles. The ups and downs, hilarity, near-escapes, losses, successes, and food, always food. A show and tell of award winning writer/illustrator Carol Pulitzer's long journey.
A collection of super-short fiction. A very special pearl is discovered in a New Orleans Oyster Bar; a nun loses it on a flight from SFO, a conversation with God in a big plastic egg, a robotic snake wreaks havoc in the U.S. House of Representatives. Stories, funny and outrageous, are illustrated by award winning writer/illustrator Carol Pulitzer.