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February 25, 2009


straight man, by richard russo. it’s laugh-out-loud-on-the-subway funny (even if it’s taking me forever to finish it)

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at large and at small” by anne fadiman. i just re-read this for the second time, and it was as good as the first. i cannot say enough good things about this book of ‘familiar essays’ about ice cream, coffee, moving, writing letters, etc. if you do nothing else today, pick up a copy of this book!

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the new issue of “the art of eating.” this in-depth food quarterly is always interesting, thorough and very unique. i highly recommend it if you like reading about food (as i clearly do).

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the new issue of corduroy magazine. i finally picked up a copy of this brilliant mag, and i’m liking all of the art, photos and interviews contained inside.

finally, and most importantly, i’m reading this: “brooklyn’s new culinary movement” from the nytimes. this article makes me happy in so many ways i can’t even begin to explain. mast brothers, marlow and sons, stinky bklyn, sixpoint … brooklyn! you rock.  hard.

7 Comments
  1. marthasnail permalink
    February 25, 2009 9:20 am

    i have always had a crush on brooklyn. i just bought the anne fadiman book. ;) oh, everything you’re reading looks so good. as for the art of eating, i can’t believe that i cannot locate a copy in vt.

  2. February 25, 2009 9:43 am

    that all looks wonderful, especially at large and at small. i love the look of that one.

  3. haeshu permalink
    February 25, 2009 10:18 am

    such a good list. i love essays so much. we have a book of E.B. White essays that i pick up every now and then. oh how i’d love to go to brooklyn. i’m trying to figure out how to get away for a long weekend with david. maybe late summer? i’ll have to bookmark that article for ideas.

  4. February 25, 2009 12:10 pm

    your blog is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
    on my list is the current issue of edible portland as well as a biography of Virginia Lee Burton.
    thanks for the great links :)

  5. February 25, 2009 1:56 pm

    Yes, Straight Man is indeed laugh-out-loud funny. And I wrote my very first blog post about the book just a few months back. Your other picks are new to me but maybe not for long.

  6. February 25, 2009 6:48 pm

    Richard Russo is one of my all-time favourites. A friend just returned my copy of Nobody’s Fool – I can’t wait to read it again. And Anne Fadiman – yes! Essays are my favourite, and she writes them so well.

  7. Brian permalink*
    February 26, 2009 12:21 pm

    thanks all! (shari, you are going to love that book – glad you bought it) (and hannah, you should definitely come to BK this summer)

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