Exciting Book News & Reviews!

darkbluecover.jpgPublishers Weekly just reviewed my book and they called it “the funniest herbal adventure you’ll ever read”!

If you haven’t heard, it’s called Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness, and it’s a literary nonfiction book I spent two years writing. It’s coming out in paperback and e-book through Globe Pequot Press on April 2. If you pre-order now, you might even get your copy sooner than that.

Brian Hiatt, senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine said: “If and when the apocalypse arrives, you’ll want Rebecca Lerner by your side – or, at least, her lucidly written new book, in which she and a pack of endearingly odd Portland pals demonstrate how to take locavorism to a whole new level (and provide some unexpected history, biology and mycology lessons in the process). You’ll never look at weeds the same way again.”

Herbalist author Matthew Wood said: “Wild girl herbalist Becky Lerner plunges into the green world on page one and keeps the reader dazzled with one crazy adventure after another, all the while educating us in the art of hunting the wild dandelion. Never has practical advice about wild foraging been so entertaining. Move over Euell Gibbons.”

No matter where you live, you can come to the book tour for free! I’m hosting a live Internet launch party on Tuesday, April 2, through Shindig.com at 4 p.m. Pacific / 7 p.m. EST. You’ll be able to watch me read from the book live via webcam as well ask me questions using yours! Make sure to go to http://www.shindig.com/event/dandelion-hunter so you can tune in! You can also tweet questions to me @UrbanForager or using the #DandelionHunter hashtag.

My in-person tour dates are:

4/5 Release Party at Anna Banana’s (Portland)
7 p.m. on Friday, April 5
Reading, Q&A, book sale & signing, and live music by Brother of the Silver Star
Anna Banana’s Cafe
2403 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR
Free

4/15 Cannon Beach History Center & Museum
7 p.m. on Monday, April 15
Reading, Q&A, book sale & signing
1387 South Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR
$2 donation for the museum, free for students/military

4/18 Powell’s Books on Hawthorne (Portland)
7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18
Reading, Q&A, book sale & signing
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR
Free

4/22 Cozmic Pizza (Eugene)
6 p.m. at Cozmic Pizza on Earth Day, Monday, April 22
Reading, Q&A, book sale & signing
199 West 8th Ave., Eugene, OR
Free

5/7 Village Books (Bellingham)
7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7
Reading, Q&A, book sale & signing
1200 11th St., Bellingham, WA
Free

5/8 Third Place Books (Seattle)
7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8
Reading, Q&A, book sale & signing
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA
Free

5/9 Olympia Timberland Library (Olympia)
7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9
Reading, Q&A, book sale & signing
313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA
Free

5/15 Audubon Society (Portland)
7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15
Talk, Q&A, and book signing
Heron Hall
5151 Northwest Cornell Road, Portland, OR

More info about my book is at http://DandelionHunter.com

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17 thoughts on “Exciting Book News & Reviews!

  1. Congratulations, Becky! I took your urban foraging workshop in May, and have been applying what I’ve learned ever since. I’m looking forward to reading your book!

  2. Hi Becky, congratulations on your book! Love the cover art. Looking forward to reading it and hopefully also meeting you while you’re on tour in Seattle. By the way, our recent article will be published next month in the journal Human Ecology. I’m attaching the authors’ copy for you here. Best regards, Melissa

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