We Are What We Ate: 24 Memories of Food, A Share Our Strength Book

We Are What We Ate Memories of Food A Share Our Strength Book From Paul Auster on a Proven al onion tart to Lorrie Moore on a Chinese take out Christmas dinner these delectable essays by well known american writers explore the meaning of food in our lives and o

  • Title: We Are What We Ate: 24 Memories of Food, A Share Our Strength Book
  • Author: Mark Winegardner
  • ISBN: 9780156006231
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Paul Auster on a Proven al onion tart to Lorrie Moore on a Chinese take out Christmas dinner, these delectable essays by well known american writers explore the meaning of food in our lives and our culture With contributions by Julia Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Gish Jen, Bobby Ann Mason, Richard Russo, Lee Smith, and many others.

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    About " Mark Winegardner "

  • Mark Winegardner

    Mark Winegardner born November 24, 1961 is an American writer born and raised in Bryan, Ohio His novels include The Godfather Returns, Crooked River Burning, and The Veracruz Blues He published a collection of short stories, That s True of Everybody, in 2002 His newest novel, The Godfather s Revenge, was published in November 2006 by Putnam His Godfather novels continue the story of the Corleone family depicted in Mario Puzo s The Godfather.According to a press release from Putnam In a major acquisition, G P Putnam s Sons Executive Editor Dan Conaway secured North American rights to The Godfather s Revenge, the capstone to the Corleone family saga, which began with Mario Puzo s landmark novel and was carried forward in Winegardner s 2004 New York Times bestseller, The Godfather Returns The Godfather s Revenge was written by Winegardner, based on Puzo s original characters It s staggering to contemplate the legacy of the Godfather films and novels, says Dan Conaway They have had a deeper, broader and lasting impact on the fabric of contemporary culture than has any other such franchise in the past 50 years It s fitting, then, that The Godfather s Revenge overlays the resonant mythology of the Corleone family onto the most vexing real life mystery of our age, with a storyline that explores the role organized crime may have had in the assassination of a charismatic young President 1

  • 738 Comments

  • I think I would have been more interested in these essays if they were about people I knew or even gave more background of the writers. What I most gathered from these writings was that I was interested in writing my own essay about food perhaps because none of their stories particularly resonated.


  • This book was not what I expected it to be. It was very long and pointless. I understand that different authors came together to write how food has changed them, how they grew up on different food, e.t.c. However, it had quite a few interesting stories. I really enjoy the story Brain Food by Chris Offutt, I mean people really do it brains as a delicacy but people do find it weird. I also enjoyed Onion Pie by Paul Auster they ran out of things to cook on the farm, so they decided to cook onion pi [...]


  • I may have been enticed by the premise but the book contained such bad writing/editing that I could not bear to finish it.I am actually a big fan of personal essays and "stream-of-consciousness" writing but, as someone who has studied professional writing and editing for publication at a post-secondary level, I can tell you that "steam-of-consciousness" writing is not usually literally just how it came out: It is tightened at various points in the process in order to pull the reader along. A goo [...]


  • I liked some essays more than others, but mostly I enjoyed the underlying concept: how food memories are tied up with culture and identity (personal and beyond).




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