• Colorado Boulevard Colorado Boulevard
  • It Happened at Two in the Morning It Happened at Two in the Morning
  • Addicted to Americana Addicted to Americana
  • Doorways of Paris Doorways of Paris
  • The Silent Second The Silent Second
  • So Happiness to Meet You So Happiness to Meet You
  • L.A. Mexicano L.A. Mexicano
  • Odd One Out Odd One Out
  • Mothers and Other Strangers Mothers and Other Strangers
  • The Good Byline The Good Byline
  • Louie, Take a Look at This! Louie, Take a Look at This!
  • Talk Like a Californian Talk Like a Californian
  • A Narrow Bridge A Narrow Bridge
  • Heart Attack and Vine Heart Attack and Vine
  • Pardon The Ravens Pardon The Ravens
  • Bertrand Court Bertrand Court
  • Color Pasadena Color Pasadena
  • Plus One Plus One
  • Sayonara Slam Sayonara Slam
  • Little Flower Baking Little Flower Baking
  • This Side of Providence This Side of Providence
  • After Abel After Abel
  • You're the Best You're the Best
  • Spy on the Tennessee Walker Spy on the Tennessee Walker
  • Things I Want to Punch in the Face Things I Want to Punch in the Face
  • Crush Crush
  • Marry Kiss Kill Marry Kiss Kill
  • Mark Twain Mark Twain
  • Washing the Dead Washing the Dead
  • 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A.
  • Auntie Em's Cookbook Auntie Em's Cookbook
  • Who Wants Seconds? Who Wants Seconds?
  • Edited to Death Edited to Death
  • Elizabeth the First Wife Elizabeth the First Wife
  • Helen of Pasadena Helen of Pasadena

We’re Blushing

“Wit, warmth, and candor” — New York Times • “Impossible to put down” — Library Journal • Winner, SCIBA Best Nonfiction • “We’re set to prepare and devour everything in it” — Wall Street Journal • “A treasure” — Time Out • “Laugh-out-loud funny” — Teen Vogue • One year on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List • “A fast-paced, intelligent tale” — Publishers Weekly • Winner, PubWest Design Award • “Don’t wait for the movie—buy the book” — Kirkus Reviews • “Witty and insightful” — Reader’s Digest • “A terrific whodunit” — The Globe & Mail • “Impress the hell out of everyone” — Lucky Peach • “Lushly designed” — Los Angeles Magazine • “We would follow this guide into hell” — Long Beach Press-Telegram • “A winner” — Booklist • “A joyous and delightful tale” — Shelf Awareness • A National Reading Group Month Selection • Sophie Brody Medal Finalist • “Disarmingly simple yet powerful prose” — Forbes • “Artful and elegant” — Jewish Journal • “A compelling read” — Mystery Scene • “It’s hilarious!” — Madeleine Brand, NPR

Silent Second Launch & L.A. Times Press Roundup!

What a week we’ve had!

We officially launched The Silent Second at Vroman’s on Monday, 8/21, and it was packed! Everyone enjoyed author Adam Walker Phillip‘s hilarious Powerpoint, and fellow PPB author Naomi Hirahara was there to ask him some questions about his debut mystery novel, why he picked L.A. as the book’s setting, and all about his writing process.

Not only that, but PPB’s cookbooks (and our fearless leader, Colleen Bates!) saw a lot of press attention in the last few days—to be sure you didn’t miss anything, check out the three L.A. Times stories we were featured in below!  Read more →