Save Me the Plums

by Ruth Reichl | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0679605231 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 5/9/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 09, 2019
I found this advance reader's copy softcover in this Little Free Library in Nashua NH while dropping off some books of my own. I've enjoyed other works by Reichl including Tender at the Bone and Garlic and Sapphires, and was delighted to find this one. It's her memoir of her ten-year stint as editor in chief of the late, lamented Gourmet magazine, and opens with her recalling her first childhood discovery of back issues of the magazine. She reports on the writers whose work was featured there, from M. F. K. Fisher to Annie Proulx to Ray Bradbury (his Dandelion Wine was expanded from a short story that first appeared in the magazine) - and bemoans the way the magazine changed from its early incarnation to the somewhat stodgy version it had become by the time she was offered the job.

Knowing the magazine's eventual fate made the book bittersweet for me, as the hard work and various ups and downs Reichl and her staff experienced was doomed to end, but the details of the publishing business and the food-related work were still interesting.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Hartshorn Mill Rd in Amherst, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (2/26/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Hartshorn Mill Rd in Amherst, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2020 Wine+Food challenge. ***

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