Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites Novelist Christensen (The Astral, The Great Man) has written a food memoir reviewers are already comparing to the work of M.F.K. Fisher, Ruth Reichl, and Laurie Colwin. The narrative is grounded in Kate's everyday life now (just like her popular foodcentric blog (http://katechristensen.wordpress.com), and from there she looks backward to unearth memories, often painful and deep, of times in her life when--lonely, sad, and scared--food saved her. She explores how food becomes embedded in memory. For her, food is the most important part of any experience, the nucleus of her most poignant or important memories. “I’ve often thought that eating, writing, and living well required similar qualities: creativity, daring, the ability to savor the good stuff and learn from the bad. Blue Plate Special is the memoir of an utterly original thinker, a free-spirited gourmand, and a great American writer. It’s an expert guide on inspiration, ingenuity, heartbreak, buoyancy, home, love, family, screwing up, bouncing back, and perfecting the bacon-cheddar biscuit.”— Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl, Dark Places, and Sharp Objects
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:30pm
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