Imagine having a hip, in-the-know friend in every city you wanted to visit. And imagine that he's excited when you say, “hey, I'm going to be in town for a few days; anything I shouldn't miss?” So excited, in fact, that he riffs for 145 entire pages about secret spots, local intel, insider trivia, and hot tips that you'd never have known otherwise. Anyway, that's kind of what a Wildsam Field Guide feels like. The Memphis edition explores “the soul and sounds of this Southern city so formational to American culture“ and includes content from celebrated writers Robert Gordon and Tara M. Stringfellow, barbecue icon Eric Vernon, poet Caki Wilkson, aquifer activist Justin J. Pearson, radio producer Judy Dorsey, longtime city chronicler Michael Donahue, and more. Inside are features on soul music, barbecue, Sun Studio, social justice, civil rights history, hip hop, basketball, FedEx, bizarre landmarks and more.