Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6:30 pm - Jo Giese discusses and signs "Never Sit if You Can Dance"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Jo Giese to the store to discuss and sign her memoir Never Sit If You Can Dance on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.
Jo's mother, Babe, liked to drink, dance, stay up very late, and always told her daughter, "Never sit if you can dance". She favored colorful clothes, liked giving parties, and adored her husband. When he went on sales calls, she waited for him in the parking lot, embroidering pillowcases. Jo grew up thinking that the last thing she wanted was to be like her mother. Then it dawned on her that her own happiness was derived in large part from lessons Babe had taught her. Her mother might have had tomato aspic and stewed rhubarb in her fridge, while Jo had organic kale and almond milk in hers, but in more important ways they were much closer in spirit than Jo had once thought. When readers finish this book, they'll want to give their mother a hug and dance into Mother's Day and beyond.
At a turbulent time in America, Never Sit If You Can Dance offers uplifting lessons in old-fashioned civility that will ring true with mothers, daughters, and their families. Told with lighthearted good humor, it's a charming tale of the way things used to be--and probably still should be.
Jo Giese is an award-winning radio journalist, author, teacher, community activist, and former TV reporter. As a special correspondent, she was part of the Peabody Award-winning team at Marketplace, the most popular business program in America. At Marketplace she won an EMMA for Exceptional Radio Story from the National Women's Political Caucus and a GRACIE from the Foundation of American Women in Radio. She has contributed to Ira Glass' This American Life. The author of A Woman's Path and The Good Food Compendium, Giese has written for scores of publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, LA Weekly, European Travel & Life, BARK, Montana Outdoors, and The Malibu Times. She lives in Southern California and Bozeman, Montana, with her husband, Ed Warren.