Pendergrast is the author of critically acclaimed nonfiction books including For God, County & Coca-Cola; Uncommon Grounds; Inside the Outbreaks; Victims of Memory and others. He will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, City on the Verge: Metro Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future. City on the Verge uses the BeltLine saga to explore issues of race, education, public health, transportation, business, philanthropy, urban planning, religion, politics, and community.

Pendergrast’s books have been published in 15 languages. For God, County & Coca-Cola was named a notable book of the year by The New York Times, and Discover Magazine chose Mirror Mirror as one of the top science books of the year. Pendergrast has given speeches to professional groups, business associations, and college audiences in the United States, Canada, the U.K., and Germany. He has appeared on dozens of television shows, including the Today Show, CBS This Morning, and CNN, and has been interviewed on over 100 radio programs, including All Things Considered, Marketplace, and many other public radio shows.