Life Without A Recipe

Life Without A Recipe

A Memoir

Large Print - 2016 | Large print edition.
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Hilarious, gorgeously written, poignant, and wise, Life Without a Recipe is Diana Abu-Jaber's celebration of journeying without a map, of learning to ignore the script and improvise, of escaping family and making family on one's own terms.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410489326
1410489329
Characteristics: 351 pages.

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BOOKMONKEY109
Nov 24, 2017

I love anything she writes. This was a nice insight in to her own life. But my favorite book is "Crescent" which I re-read every few years.

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Indoorcamping
May 25, 2017

One of the sweetest, best memoirs I've read in a long time. Enjoyed it even more than her previous work, and that's saying so much. She has one of those voices that makes you think she's someone you might know from somewhere - so familiar and so connectable. I have nothing in common with her except being human and female, yet I felt like I had gone through love and pain for three people before I finished reading.

It's what we read memoir for - living through another's extraordinary experiences so we can learn without the consequences.

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josiehann
Oct 07, 2016

A memoir of food, family, and navigating a multicultural existence in America. Love the title! I was swept up in many of Abu-Jaber's family tales, but not as invested in the chapters that focused on her daughter's growth and development.

An engaging and graceful memoir of food and family, but mostly family. At one end a German grandmother whose religion is baking, and at the savory end a gregarious cook and father of Jordanian heritage. I would read any book Diana Abu-Jaber writes, just for the pleasure of her warmly complex and lyrical style, and this doesn't disappoint.

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