Portland, Oregon journalist Jessica Bruder has written a book about Burning Man, “Burning Book, A Visual History of Burning Man”, which was published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) and is now on sale.
Burning Book is both a loving commemoration of the event’s storied history and an enlightening companion for festivalgoers. Bruder explores the unique ethos and breathtaking art installations that have shaped the event, along with Black Rock City’s distinctive landmarks, pranks, lore, and gift-based economy. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs, Burning Book is a striking tribute to an extraordinary cultural phenomenon for the legions who participate in Burning Man every year, and for those who haven’t become part of this unforgettable celebration — yet.
Jessica is in the Bay Area this week and she’ll be doing two book readings, one on Friday, August 3rd (7pm) at The Booksmith in San Francisco and another one on Monday, August 6th (7pm) at Cody’s Books in Berkeley. She has additional readings scheduled for Portland, Seattle and New York, including at August 16th launch party at Galapagos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.