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Beth M. Howard

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Born
Ottumwa, Iowa, The United States
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March 2012


Beth Howard is a writer, pie baker, and pie evangelist. She is the author of "Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie" and the forthcoming cookbook, "Ms. American Pie" (April 1, 2014). Her popular blog, The World Needs More Pie, chronicles her travels and adventures in pie, and explores how pie helped her heal from the unexpected death of her 43-year-old husband. She learned how to make pie at age 17, when she got caught stealing apples from the orchard of a retired pastry chef. She has baked pies for celebrities in Malibu and she’s been a pie judge at the National Pie Championships and the Iowa State Fair. She lives in the famous American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, where she sells pie at her Pitchfork Pie Stand in the summers and te ...more

Today has been surreal. I woke up to discover that the story I wrote for the New York Times about living in the American Gothic House was placed on the front page of the Arts section.

Early this morning, a friend sent me a picture of the print version of the newspaper —since we don't get it delivered here on the farm. Taking up almost the entire page was a photo of me, dressed in overalls and b... Read more of this blog post »
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Making Piece: a Memoir of L...

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I preferred ALMOST FRENCH, but was happy to read the "sequel" after waiting hungrily for 10 years for it! Her writing is as beautiful as ever.
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