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Places where, while reading this book, my belly laugh drew attention from strangers: the E4 to Friendship Heights, Panera, the back of an Uber, the front of an Uber, the waiting room at my endocrinologist’s office. Let me tell you, dear reader, this book is funny as heck.  In this collection of essays Philpott discusses her life as a genuinely funny person; from getting married, to raising children, to analyzing the clothing choices of celebrities. This delightful and entertaining memoir also prominently features a lobsterman, a snake wedding, and an exploding dog butt. Just trust me and read this book, OK?

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781982102807
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Published: Atria Books - April 2nd, 2019

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From humble beginnings, Chef Kwame Onwuachi rose to be one of the most anticipated restauranteurs before he was 30. Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir is so much more than a rags to riches story. Crediting “years of boot strapping hustle and sheer luck” Kwame changes the trajectory of his life. I would give him more credit, talent and determination than he gives himself. From Nigeria to Louisiana to oil cleanup ships in the Gulf to some of the best fine dining restaurants in NY, you don’t have to be a foodie to love this book!

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781524732622
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Published: Knopf - April 9th, 2019

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In Who Killed My Father, Edouard Louis has created both a tender love letter from a son to his father, chronicling the timeline of their strained and yet loving relationship, and a searing indictment of the French government’s policies against the poor and the marginalized. In this slim volume, less than a hundred pages in total, Louis navigates between two modes: loving melancholy for his father of which he writes: “I knew I loved you, but I felt a need to tell other people that I hated you” and seething anger for the upper and the ruling class who are indifferent towards the poor and marginalized. Who Killed My Father is required reading for our troubled times where political awareness must be matched with empathy and love.

 

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By Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811228503
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Published: New Directions - March 26th, 2019

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