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

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen
essays / food writing / history / nonfiction / review

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen was a true disappointment. The idea is great and I like the women they chose to focus on but the writing is poor and convoluted. It reminded me a lot of the work I’ve read by high school students. Lots of sources, mostly … Continue reading

Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America’s Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt by Daniel Barbarisi
nonfiction / review

Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America’s Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt by Daniel Barbarisi

Interesting story but the meandering style was off putting. He repeated some things multiple times and didn’t really delve into others. The sexual misconduct allegations were dealt with strangely, he brings them up many times but never really examines them or what they mean. It was a very surface level book and I think any … 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