Longtime New Yorker staff writer and Philly Homeboy Adam Gopnik will be at the Free Library on Thursday to promote his new book The Table Comes First: Family, France & The Meaning Of Food. We’ll just wrapped a lengthy Q&A with Gopnik wherein we discussed writing, food, crime and punishment, the necessity of factory farming, the slow dissolve of print into the digital ether, the uncertain future of the New Yorker, the secret world of children’s literature, the enduring power of Tolkien, seeing Hendrix and the Incredible String Band at the Electric Factory, avant garde theater on South Street in the late 60s and why the HoJo’s on City Line Avenue will forever hold a sacred place in his heart of hearts. Look for it first thing Thursday on a Phawker near you. In the mean time, we have a copy of The Table Comes First for the first Phawker reader to email us at FEED@PHAWKER.COM with the title of his 2009 meditation on Lincoln, Darwin and modern day liberalism. Please include a mobile number for confirmation. Good luck and godspeed!
UPDATE: We have a winner! Thanks for playing and stay tuned for more groovy giveaways.