By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL
ECHO PARK — No Man Is An Island is a recently released autobiographical memoir from famed chef TiGeorges Laguerre, who owns the beloved Haitian restaurant TiGeorges’ Chicken on Glendale Boulevard. The chef teamed up with Echo Park resident Jeremy Rosenberg (pictured above) to write the memoir.
Rosenberg, who has lived in Echo Park for more than a decade, has penned two other books in addition to working in public affairs and special events at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. His other books include Under Spring: Voices + Art + Los Angeles, which won the California Historical Society book award; and Kick-Off Concussion, which was a co-authored memoir of USC football legend Anthony Davis.
Rosenberg and TiGeorges met about 13 years ago. “He was friends with the couple that owned the Silver Lake house where I used to live,” Rosenberg said. “TiGeorges came by to hang out with them, and then he and I became friends as well.”
Here are a few tidbits about No Man Is An Island and its authors:
- No Man Is An Island is a hearty blend of food, family and country. Laguerre spills secrets of his one-of-a-kind cuisine, talks about life in Haiti and shares his immigrant journey from the Caribbean to New York, and then across the country to Los Angeles.
- Jean-Marie Monfort Hébert Georges Fils Laguerre was born in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. He nearly died at birth and was revived with an injection that gave him a youthful limp. His restaurant and de facto Haitian cultural center, TiGeorges Chicken, is located at 309 Glendale Blvd., between Echo Park Lake and DTLA.
- Laguerre will make an appearance on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park.
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