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Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites - Kate Christensen
Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites
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That the greatly admired novelist Kate Christensen has turned to the memoir form after six novels makes this book an event. Readers of memoirs of high literary quality, particularly those with food themes—most conspicuously Ruth Reichl's Comfort Me with Apples and Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood,... show more
That the greatly admired novelist Kate Christensen has turned to the memoir form after six novels makes this book an event. Readers of memoirs of high literary quality, particularly those with food themes—most conspicuously Ruth Reichl's Comfort Me with Apples and Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones, and Butter—as well as admirers of M. F. K. Fisher and Laurie Colwin will be a large and eager audience. This memoir derives from Kate's popular foodcentric blog (http://katechristensen.wordpress.com), in which she shares scenes from an unusual upbringing and an unusually happy present-day life, providing an audience for this book that is already primed. That it is written by Kate Christensen means it will be a delicious reading experience in every sense—a compulsively readable account of a knockabout life, full of sorrows and pleasures, many of the latter of the sensual, appetitive variety.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536264 (0385536267)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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lisa's reviews
lisa's reviews rated it
1.0
Why do people write memoirs when their lives weren't that interesting? I give the author kudos for trying to theme her stories around food, but even that couldn't hold my interest past 100 pages.
Doubleday Publishing
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5.0 Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites
A beautiful read that ties the bonds of food and life.
Bright and Shiny Shiny
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2/15/13 SA
Bright and Shiny Shiny
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0.0 Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites
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