In the Spirit of <br>New Orleans

In the Spirit of
New Orleans

BY Debra Shriver and Wynton Marsalis (Foreword)

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New Orleans—with its jazz music, Mardi Gras festivities, unique cuisine, and exquisite architecture—is one of the most intriguing American cities. In this celebratory volume, author Debra Shriver shares what makes the Crescent City so special, from its fascinating history to its rich musical legacy, to its enduring traditions and cultural landmarks. For natives and visitors alike, In the Spirit of New Orleans paints a complete picture of this alluring destination. An insider’s list featuring bars for the cocktail connoisseur, venues for the music maven, and can’t-miss restaurants for the gourmand completes the book.

Also available in French.

7.5 x 11.0 in – 19.5 x 28.0 cm
160 pages | 150 illustrations
Hardcover with jacket

About the Author
Debra Shriver is a twelfth-generation Southerner, admitted Francophile, and devotee of jazz music. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she and her journalist husband bought and lovingly restored an 1850s Greek Revival home in the city’s historic Vieux Carré neighborhood, and chronicled her incredible story in Stealing Magnolias: Tales From a New Orleans Courtyard, published in 2010.
She is a media executive with the company founded by William Randolph Hearst and sits on the boards of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and the Apollo Theater Foundation in Harlem. Shriver is a self-professed “New-New,” dividing her time between New York and New Orleans. This is her first book with Assouline.


The Fabulous Times (UK) - "20 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas under £50", February 11th, 2014
Click to read the article (France) – "La Nouvelle Orléans, cocktails au bord du Mississippi", May 29, 2013
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Harper’s –“What we’re reading now: Winter Edition”, February, 2013
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New York Social Diary – In the Spirit of New Orleans, “Just a Dusting”, February 4, 2013
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Chicago Tribune – “Another new year and we're all still here!”, January 1, 2013
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New Orleans Living – Debra Shriver Gets Everyone in the Spirit of New Orleans, November 2012
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Departures Dispatch – “A New Orleans Story”, November 15, 2012
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Fetch – “New Orleans Deb”, November 13, 2012
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Break'n Bread– “Celebrate New Orleans”, October 2012
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Harper’s Bazaar: The Word – September 2012
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