California native Laura Smith Borrman is writer, editor, lover of food and drink and the story behind the thing, especially when those things are old. She has worked in many industries, including in bakeries, culinary travel, public radio, research and the corporate world, and loves sharing people's stories. She's also now a mother of two, and lives with her husband and children in urban Oakland. This is her second book. Read her blog at discoveringvintagesanfrancisco.com.