Bon Appétempt: A Coming of Age Story (with recipes!) by Amelia Morris
food / food writing / memoir / nonfiction / review

Bon Appétempt: A Coming of Age Story (with recipes!) by Amelia Morris

Bon Appétempt: A Coming of Age Story (with recipes!) by Amelia Morris is one of those memoirs written by a person who doesn’t seem to understand what she is telling us about herself. Some warnings—She has massive unreflected on privilege and an eating disorder she passes off as “dieting”. She got the book deal off … Continue reading

Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages by Cate Doty
memoir / nonfiction / review

Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages by Cate Doty

I was really excited about Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages by Cate Doty because the NYT wedding pages both seem like a dinosaur and a fascinating peek into what we apparently value as a society. I was disappointed not so much by the peek into … Continue reading

This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World by Marisa Meltzer
biography / food / history / memoir / nonfiction / review

This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World by Marisa Meltzer

This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World is sort of a memoir hybrid with Meltzer exploring the history of Weight Watchers though the lens of her lifelong battle with her weight. While she is very honest about how much she doesn’t like her body, the negative attention it attracts, her … Continue reading