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Your favorite food memoir?

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Your favorite food memoir?

The Dairy Queen | Sep 13, 2012 11:58 AM

Please don't tell anyone, because it's a secret, but I've been toying with the idea of writing a food memoir, by which I mean I am planning to tell a story about a certain time of my life through food. I'm not ready to disclose my premise because my sprout of an idea is just too tender and fragile. Plus, I can't decide whether I want my memoir to be humorous or inspirational, or both. I'm all over the place. But, I am ready to start doing some research and reading and gathering up courage and inspiration.

So, help me out, if you would, please. What are your favorite humorous or inspirational (or both) food memoirs? What did you especially enjoy about the book? What did you find annoying? If possible, can you please describe the book's premise in just a sentence or two?

Bonus points (but definitely not essential) if the memoir was written by an ordinary person, rather than a celebrity or a famous chef or food writer.

Thank you!

~TDQ

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