Martha Bayne



Martha Bayne is a writer and editor based in Chicago. Founder of the Soup & Bread series of hunger-relief fundraisers, she is the author of Soup & Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a Time (Agate/Surrey, 2011), and her features and essays have appeared in Time Out Chicago, Bookforum, the Baffler, the Christian Century, and the Chicago Reader, where she was on staff for ten years.

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Soup and Bread Cookbook: Bu...

3.83 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Rust Belt Chicago: An Antho...

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Red State Blues: Stories fr...

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The Chicago Neighborhood Gu...

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The Baffler No. 15

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“Whenever I told some guy from Bridgeport where I lived, I had to pretend I didn’t notice the “of course you do” hovering silently on the tip of his tongue.”
Martha Bayne, Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology

“A flâneur knows that the wrong way to use the city is actually the right way.”
Martha Bayne, Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology

“Both teams had rosters of interchangeable millionaires — but the Chicago papers that day had told stories of cash-strapped Clevelanders selling their tickets to wealthy out-of-towners and as the cameras cut to Bill Murray, John Cusack, all the Chicago lovers cheering and clapping in the stands in Cleveland — the game got to me.”
Martha Bayne, Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology



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