The Garden District Book Shop invites you to a singular evening with award-winning- actresses and beloved mother daughter duo, Laura Dern and Diane Ladd to celebrate their new book, Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding).
We are excited to announce that Bryan Batt will be leading the conversation with Laura Dern and Diane Ladd. You might recognize Bryan from Mad Men, or Broadway, or as a celebrated author, or as one of the owner's of Hazelnut! He is smart, talented, funny, and a gracious host! We are in for one amazing evening.
What happens when we are brave enough to speak our truths to the ones we love the most? Laura Dern and Diane Ladd always had a close relationship, but the stakes were raised when Diane developed a sudden life-threatening illness. Diane’s doctor prescribed long walks to build back her lung capacity. The exertion was challenging, and Laura soon learned the best way to distract her mom was to get her talking and telling stories.
Their conversations along the way began to break down the traditional barriers between mothers and daughters. They discussed the most personal topics: love, sex, marriage, divorce, art, ambition, and legacy. In Honey, Baby, Mine, Laura and Diane share these conversations, as well as reflections and anecdotes, taking readers on an intimate tour of their lives. Complementing these candid exchanges, they have included photos, family recipes, and other mementos. The result is a celebration of the power of leaving nothing unsaid that will make you want to call the people you love the most and start talking.
In the tradition of southern storytelling, our evening will center around the porch. Laura and Diane will be in-conversation with New Orleans' own, TBD. Guests can expect signed copies of this special book and a cocktail reception in the garden of a majestic Garden District home.