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Illustrated maps and portraits from the city

Stories from prize-winning writers

A field guide to Memphis: soul food and art museums, filmmakers and journalists, music history and neighborhood lore.

Inside Wildsam Memphis you find city stories from prize-winning writers, past and present; illustrated maps to rock and soul, Civil Rights history and barbecue; interviews with musicians, radio station managers and restaurant owners; delightful miscellany from the archives, selective recommendations about authentic Memphis experiences and trusted travel essentials.

"Author Robert Gordon once wrote that Memphis is a place where "the ideas are strong because, like weeds growing in a concrete sidewalk, they must force themselves through," Never more apparent than today, Memphians continue that honest hustle to turn pearls out of their city's grit."






145 pages, printed in the U.S.A.
Back-pocket size, 4 x 6.5 inches
Featuring more than a dozen local voices

Founder & Editor in Chief Taylor Bruce
Editor Hannah Hayes
Illustrations Maggie Russell
Contributing WritersJesse Davis, Wesley Morgan Paraham, David Grivette
FeaturingBoo Mitchell, Robert Gordon, Tara M. Stringfellow, Julien Baker, Hampton Sides, Ida B. Wells