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Blue plate special [electronic resource] : An Autobiography of My Appetites. Kate Christensen.

Christensen, Kate. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780385536271 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: From acclaimed novelist Kate Christensen, Blue Plate Special is a mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness."To taste fully is to live fully." For Kate Christensen, food and eating have always been powerful connectors to self and world--"a subterranean conduit to sensuality, memory, desire." Her appetites run deep; in her own words, she spent much of her life as "a hungry, lonely, wild animal looking for happiness and stability." Now, having found them at last, in this passionate feast of a memoir she reflects upon her journey of innocence lost and wisdom gained, mistakes made and lessons learned, and hearts broken and mended. In the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher, Laurie Colwin, and Ruth Reichl, Blue Plate Special is a narrative in which food--eating it, cooking it, reflecting on it--becomes the vehicle for unpacking a life. Christensen explores her history of hunger--not...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Doubleday, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2602 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Cooking & Food.
Essays.
Genre: Electronic books.

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