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Britton Gildersleeve has commented on (8) products.

Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch
Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

Britton Gildersleeve, October 23, 2014

I knew very little about Julia Child the person before reading this book. It reads like a novel. Her life was amazing, outside of her culinary celebrity. You don't even have to like Julia to enjoy it, but you almost certainly will once you're done. Great read.
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Tea With the Black Dragon by R A Macavoy

Britton Gildersleeve, September 28, 2014

I rediscovered this on a visit to Powell's. It's an endearingly quirky book, not quite fantasy. A woman receives a plane ticket from her secretive daughter, flies to San Francisco, and meets a Chinese American scholar with secrets of his own. Finding this book was like reconnecting with an old friend.
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The Art of Eating by M. F. K. Fisher
The Art of Eating

Britton Gildersleeve, August 12, 2012

M.F.K. Fisher is the original foodie. Her sumptuous prose is as much a feast as the ones she describes, and as she says, to write about food is to write about human hungers. Hemingway said she was the best writer of their age. But completely different ~ with a wit and an eye for detail unequalled by the rest. Pick up your favourite thing to eat, pour a cuppa, and enjoy. It's that good.
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Britton Gildersleeve, January 4, 2012

I thought I knew African American history, but this book opened my eyes to so much: the disparity in income that results from financial losses sustained by African Americans fleeing the South; the incredible brutality of everyday life... It's a wonderful, mesmerising book. Reads more like an epic novel than non-fiction.
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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Britton Gildersleeve, September 20, 2011

Every parent, teacher and school admin should read this. So should the rest of America. Louv makes an eloquent case for why America's children are victims of Nature Deficit Disorder. He convinced me ~
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