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Litquake on Lockdown: “Home Baked” Booty Shake

April 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm PDT

In the seventies, when author Alia Volz was tucked into in her stroller, her parents ran Sticky Fingers Brownies, an underground bakery that delivered more than 10,000 marijuana edibles each month in San Francisco. From the frothy 1970s through the depths of the AIDS crisis and the dawn of medical marijuana, Volz’s new memoir Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco is a kaleidoscopic portrait of a city in the throes of change and the community that came together when things fell apart.

Pour yourself a tequila sunrise, twist a doobie, and join Volz and luminaries Rebecca Skloot and Marke Bieschke for a taste of home-baked San Francisco love. Followed by a funkalicious living-room dance party with special guest DJs.

Book is released on April 20, 2020, pre-order it from your favorite indie bookstore, at bookshop.org!

Livestream link to be posted the morning of the event!


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Rebecca Skloot

Rebecca Skloot is author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which was made into an Emmy-nominated HBO film. Lacks took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly hit the New York Times bestseller list, where it has remained for… Read More →


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Marke Bieschke

Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts editor of 48 Hills and the SF Bay Guardian, and the author most recently of Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens (Zest Books, 2019) and the forthcoming Into the Streets: A Young Person’s Visual History of Protest in the United States (Lerner… Read More →
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Alia Volz

Alia Volz is the author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco, due for release on 4/20 of this year. You’ll find her work in The Best American Essays, The New York Times, Tin House, and elsewhere.