No Man Is An Island: A Memoir of Family and Haïtian Cuisine

by TiGeorges Laguerre with Jeremy Rosenberg and art by Chandler Wood

Jean-Marie Monfort Hébert Georges Fils “TiGeorges” Laguerre died at birth. But anyone who knows the gregarious, polylingual chef and restaurant owner realizes that it takes more than something like dying to keep this charismatic man down. Laguerre was revived, and in the decades since, has lived life to the fullest. His new memoir is a recipe for real talk and a hearty blend of food, family, and country. Laguerre spills secrets of his one-of-a-kind cuisine, talks about the life in Haiti, and shares his everyman’s immigrant’s journey from the Caribbean to New York, and then across the country to L.A.

Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Paperback, Winter 2016: 978-1-942600-25-1
US $19.99 | Cooking
Also available in ebook formats


Born Jean-Marie Monfort Hébert Georges Fils "TiGeorges" Laguerre, TiGeorges is the the proprietor of the legendary TiGeorges' Chicken in Los Angeles. Originally from Haiti, TiGeorges immigrated to Los Angeles via Brooklyn to bring all the culture and customs of his Caribbean legacy to new worlds.

Jeremy Rosenberg is the Assistant Dean, Public Affairs and Special Events, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and a former team member of Metabolic Studio. He writes about art, urban planning, policy, ideas, and much more. He lives in Los Angeles.

Chandler Wood is a comic book artist, illustrator, and storyboard artist. His work includes I Love Your Work, Conspiracy Zone, The 6th Day, and many others. He lives in Los Angeles.

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