Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'An American Summer,' Beats Me, American Advertising Cookbooks, Lullaby Road

Mar 12, 2019

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Journalist and author Alex Kotlowitz talks with us about his newest book on the impact of gun violence in Chicago, An American Summer. Beats Me examines the impact of 1960s freeway construction on Milwaukee neighborhoods. Milwaukee writer Christina Ward gives us a history of 20th century America through our food, and Oregon writer James Anderson brings us another atmospheric novel of the American southwest.


  • Alex Kotlowitz, author, An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago
  • Beats Me (series)
  • Christina Ward, author, American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us to Love SPAM®, Bananas, and JELL-O®
  • James Anderson, author, Lullaby Road