Randy Fertel will read from and sign copies of his new book, The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir. Fertel weaves the stories of his parents, one famous—Ruth, founder of Ruth’s Chris Steak House—and one infamous—Rodney, known as “The Gorilla Man” for his quixotic 1969 run for mayor and promise to get two primates for the zoo. Filled with stories of the famous restaurant and its founder, this is a bittersweet portrait of one of New Orleans’ most legendary families, and the famous steak house that bears their name.
11/15/2011 - 7:00pm
The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St
Availability: Special Order
Published: University Press of Mississippi - September 2nd, 2011