Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Reading Envy 151: The Stories They Tell with Karen (bonus memoir recommendations)

Karen reads memoir for connection; Jenny reads memoir to live her alternate lives. We discuss favorite memoirs, memoirs we've read recently, and memoirs we are excited to read. It's all memoir, and we hope we can recommend something for you! (Please leave a comment to tell us which memoirs are your favorites.)

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Books featured:

Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl
Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir by Padma Lakshmi
After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story by Michael Hainey
Becoming by Michelle Obama

Also discussed:

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
Interview with Dani Shapiro on the New York Times Book Review Podcast
Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
Chocolate Cake with Mascarpone and Praline (Ruth Reichl)
Monsoon Mansion by Cinelle Barnes
Dumb: Living without a Voice by Georgia Webber
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith May
How to Forget by Kate Mulgrew
The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit In by Ayser Salman
Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business by Matt Lee and Ted Lee
Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland by Tory Bilski
No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani DiFranco
Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi

Related Episodes:

Episode 004 - Home, Frightening and Banned with guest Karen Acosta
Episode 015 - The Time for Exclaiming Over Costumes with Jean and Karen
Episode 051 - Dreaming in Books with Karen Acosta
Episode 066 - When Time Stops with Karen Acosta
Episode 100 - 100 Reasons Why 
Episode 101 - A Different Kind of Time Travel with Karen Acosta
Episode 114 - Raised by Wolves with Karen Acosta 
Episode 145 - Things Get Dark with Bianca Escalante
Episode 146 - Complicated, Crazy, and Loud with Karen 

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