Friday, December 18, 2015

What's in the mail...plus a giveaway

Melissa A:

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne from Edelweiss (e-book)

The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield from Gallery (e-book)

The Year We Turned Forty by/from
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke


Lies and Other Acts of Love by/from Kristy Woodson Harvey


Melissa A and Amy:

Some Women by Emily Liebert from
Goldberg McDuffie and Penguin (respectively)

Amy:

The Hole in the Middle by Kate Hilton from Penguin

Enter to win from Goodreads by 12/22 (US only)

Melissa P:

Raising the Barre by Lauren Kessler from
Da Capo Press

Jami:

The Widow by Fiona Barton from Berkley
(e-book)

Casualties by Elizabeth Marro from Berkley

Sara:

Key Change by Barbara Valentin from Bridging the Gap (e-book)








What could be in YOUR mail:

My Fat Dad by Dawn Lerman


Dawn has TWO copies to share with readers anywhere in the world!


Visit Dawn at her website, Facebook, and Twitter

Melissa A recently interviewed Dawn for The Jewish Food Experience. Check out the article and try making the recipe she shared.

Dawn Lerman spent her childhood constantly hungry. She craved good food as her father, 450 pounds at his heaviest, pursued endless fad diets, from Atkins to Pritikin to all sorts of freeze-dried, saccharin-laced concoctions, and insisted the family do the same—even though no one else was overweight. Dawn’s mother, on the other hand, could barely be bothered to eat a can of tuna over the sink. She was too busy ferrying her other daughter to acting auditions and scolding Dawn for cleaning the house (“Whom are you trying to impress?”).

It was chaotic and lonely, but Dawn had someone she could turn to: her grandmother Beauty. Those days spent with Beauty, learning to cook, breathing in the scents of fresh dill or sharing the comfort of a warm pot of chicken soup, made it all bearable. Even after Dawn’s father took a prestigious ad job in New York City and moved the family away, Beauty would send a card from Chicago every week—with a recipe, a shopping list, and a twenty-dollar bill. She continued to cultivate Dawn’s love of wholesome food, and ultimately taught her how to make her own way in the world—one recipe at a time.

In My Fat Dad, Dawn reflects on her colorful family and culinary-centric upbringing, and how food shaped her connection to her family, her Jewish heritage, and herself. Humorous and compassionate, this memoir is an ode to the incomparable satisfaction that comes with feeding the ones you love.


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11 comments:

traveler said...

I enjoyed the interview greatly since I am Jewish and her experiences with her Bubbe's resonated with me. The beautiful relationship which she had with her Bubbe was wonderful and meaningful. I also was interested in her cooking and eating healthy. What a great memoir which I would treasure very much. Thanks.

susieqlaw said...

I love reading about the relationship Dawn and Beauty have.

Janine said...

This is really something to think about. Stay away from anything that has a marketing promise attached. Fruit gets moldy, vegetables get soggy, but if it lasts for months on the shelf, imagine what it does to your body.”

Linda Kish said...

Fresh is better.

Mary Preston said...

I have to agree about traditional food & whole foods. Fresh & less processed has to be a healthier choice.

Bonnie Franks said...

Her relationship with her grandmother and how it helped her and taught her.

Jennifer C said...

I really prefer whole foods, too, whenever possible. I think they are the best "medicine."

Ana @ThisChickReads said...

Fab interview. I don't know much about Jewish food or tradition, but would sure love to learn. Would love to read the book, sure sounds amazing. Thanks for the chance, ladies. xx

bn100 said...

the Jewish food

rubynreba said...

I had a wonderful relationship with my grandmother too!

rhonda said...

My grandmother was my best friend