Andra Watkins: Not Without My Father

Join us as we welcome Andra Watkins to City Lit Books.  She'll read selections from her memoir, answer audience questions, and sign copies of her book.

Andra Watkins needed a wingman to help her become the first living person to walk the historic 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did.  She planned to walk fifteen miles a day for thirty-four days.  After striking-out with everyone in her life, she was left with her disinterested 80-year-old father.  And his gas.  The sleep apnea machine and self-scratching.  As Watkins trudged America's forgotten highway, nothing happened according to plan and her tenuous connection to her father started to unravel.  Through arguments and laughter, tears and fried chicken, they fought to rebuild their relationship before it was too late.  Watkins invites readers to join her adventure in a humorous and heartbreaking memoir that asks if one can really turn "I wish I had" into "I'm glad I did." 

Event date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
60647 Chicago
Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990859314
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Word Hermit Press LLC - January 15th, 2015