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Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
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Read from August 25 to 26, 2010

I think what I liked most about this book is, although it's considered a memoir, the author makes no claims that everything is factual. Her forward says: This book is absolutely in the family tradition. Everything here is true, but it may not be entirely factual. In some cases I have compressed events; in others I have made two people into one. I have occasionally embroidered.

I learned early that the most important thing in life is a good story.


As a reader, I really like this sentiment. A memoir doesn't have to be exact because, to me, it's more like... how we remember and not exactly what we remember.

This book was absolutely delicious to read. If I had any food at all in my house, I'd probably attempt some of the recipes too.
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