A new book, March 1, 2021

In his new book Rick Bailey returns to familiar subjects: home and family, food and wine, health and travel, art and history, science and technology, finding humor and meaning in the minute details of everyday life.

His essays are a model for people who would like to write their life.

Pre-order books at University of Nebraska Press or Amazon. Better yet: support your local bookstore.

Advanced reader copies are available. Let me know if you would like to read and review the book.


“Rick Bailey is an epicurean globetrotter, whisking us on a wholly satisfying culinary tour with equal measures of humor and heart.. These short meditations on food, wine, music, place and language, deliciously entertaining…” Dorene O’Brien

“Rick Bailey writes with a rare blend of intelligence and whimsy. Few writers convey such joy in being alive.” Cal Freeman

““Rick Bailey has a deft comic touch. He can make even a flooding basement or a power outage fascinating and hilarious. The world is a more interesting and far funnier place when seen through his eyes.” Sharon Harrigan