A recent visit with an author friend led to the topic of researching bananas. In a terrific “jinx” moment the two of us arrived at the title of the same book, a social history of the banana.
My friend is writing a children’s book about fair trade and consumerism, for which the history of the banana in North America is highly relevant. For me the relevance lies in the research I’ve done on the history of the pratfall in slapstick comedy.
It’s the convergences in life that keep things interesting.