"[Cassie's] writing is extremely urgent, necessary, and we need more writers like him.”
- D. Watkins, New York Times bestselling author
"a reporter with literary instincts worthy of Nelson Algren—eye, ear, and heart full of soul"
- Rafael Alvarez
writer for The Wire
"empathetic approach, concern for justice, and keen journalist’s eye"
- Gregg Wilhelm, founder and director emeritus, Baltimore’s CityLit Project
IF YOU LOVE BALTIMORE, IT WILL LOVE YOU BACK
Released October 1, 2020
“AN ESSENTIAL ADDITION TO YOUR BALTIMORE BOOKSHELF"
- Deborah Rudacille, Guggenheim Fellow and Professor, UMBC
If You Love Baltimore, It Will Love You Back is a sweeping collection of 171 vignettes by Cassie, culled from nearly a decade as Senior Editor of Baltimore magazine. The stories crisscross the city with a dynamism and ebullience while sharing an intimacy and humanity of his subjects, to create a more complex, humorous, and personal portrait of Baltimore than has rarely ever been achieved. "The composite result is a paean to a rust-belt city..in all its quirky glory," praises Karen Houppert, former Village Voice and Baltimore City Paper editor. If You Love Baltimore, It Will Love You Back releases from Apprentice House Publisher on October 1, 2020.
ABOUT RON CASSIE
Multi-time, Nationally Award-Winning Journalist and Writer
Ron Cassie is a Senior Editor at Baltimore magazine, where he’s won national awards for his coverage of the death of Freddie Gray, sea-level rise on the Eastern Shore, and the opioid epidemic in Hagerstown. His work has appeared as a notable selection in The Best of American Sports Writing, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, in Newsweek, CityLab, Huffington Post, Grist, The New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, several alternative weeklies, including Baltimore City Paper, and Urbanite, where he served as editor-in-chief before coming to Baltimore.