Memphis Field Guide

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

Inside Wildsam Memphis you'll 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."