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Subject: GREAT memoir I'm reading!
Date Posted: 5/25/2007 9:22 AM ET
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Hi everyone!  If you like baseball and food and have memories of growing up in the 60s and 70s, check this book out:  "Almost True:  A Memoir Of Family, Food, And Baseball" by Molly O'Neill!  What a great book...I am thoroughally enjoying it. 

Molly O'Neill was the oldest, and the only girl, out of a family of 6 siblings.  This book has gotten rave comments by authors Anthony Bourdain, Frank McCourt, and Michael Ruhlman.  Sorry, but my copy will be a keeper! 

Has anyone else read this book?  I highly recommend it.

 

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 5/26/2007 4:36 AM ET
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I have it on my TBR.  Didn't know if I'd like it because I don't like baseball, but it looked sort of good.  I will have to give it a second look - thanks!

Date Posted: 5/26/2007 12:05 PM ET
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Dang!  I've searched all different ways through advanced search, and that doesn't come up!  But it sure does when I check Amazon!

Date Posted: 5/26/2007 2:28 PM ET
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Here's the link for PBS: http://tinyurl.com/2el7ou

Date Posted: 5/26/2007 4:21 PM ET
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Thanks for the recommendation.  Memoirs isn't a genre I normally go for, but I'm a big time baseball fan.  I think I might enjoy this.

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 4:39 PM ET
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I added it to my WL.  I love baseball and was the only girl on my team growing up.

Thanks for the recommendation!

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 5:26 PM ET
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Thank you for the link!  I've now WL'd it, as I do just about anything Lyn recommends.  Bonnie, too!

Date Posted: 5/30/2007 2:14 PM ET
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Oh, come on -- my WL is long enough -- I didn't need to add more!!  But I did.

This sounds like JUST my kind of thing -- and if you haven't read them, may I recommend Growing Up at the Table and Comfort Me With Apples (in that order), the two volumes of Ruth Reichl's memoirs.  Wow, I loved those books!



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Date Posted: 5/30/2007 3:57 PM ET
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The exact title is Mostly True........

 

I couldn't find it until I searched by author! Thanks! It does look interesting!!!!

Date Posted: 6/3/2007 2:32 AM ET
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I never heard of this book but it sounds really interesting, especially since I love baseball! I wishlisted it too!

Date Posted: 6/3/2007 7:54 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/29/2007 6:45 PM ET
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I am now reading Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table.  The sequel is on it's way.  I am really enjoying this, and admire greatly, that at last, an author of a memoir  right at the start admits her memory of events may be a bit askew, but what the heck, as they are her memories, that is her life!  A whole new slant on things, eh?

Thanks for recommending these.



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Date Posted: 6/30/2007 10:40 AM ET
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 This author is a terrific food writer. I'm not much of a baseball fan, but given the recommendation and her past work, I'll check on this. Thanks!

Date Posted: 7/21/2007 1:24 AM ET
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Speaking of memoirs.......A Girl Named Zippy is one of the funniest stories I have ever read. A great author and really laugh out loud hilarious. Becki
Date Posted: 7/21/2007 9:33 AM ET
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Becki,

I just finished A Girl Named Zippy.  It was GREAT!!  Laugh out loud funny in some places and so very sweet. 

- Tracy

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 9:38 PM ET
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I love the Ruth Reichl books!  I just read "Garlic And Sapphires", her latest, this month.  VERY GOOD!  I've also read her other 2 memoirs.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 9:47 AM ET
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Oh, there is a third!!!  I must add it right now.  Just finished the first two and loved them...the Reichl's!

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 1:34 PM ET
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Going to add to my WL.  I decided yesterday that the 60s-70s (and 50s but I dont remember them as well) were the best times.  My nieces and nephews and their children are going through situations I never even heard of back then...................how time has changed.  Life was so much simpler and easier and less stressful back then