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An extraordinarily moving memoir from an iconoclastic new talentand#8212;an artist, cook, and illustrator whose adventures at home and abroad reveal the importance of living life with your eyes wide open. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Best known for her witty illustrations, and as a cook beside her mischievous father in her familyand#8217;s legendary Manhattan restaurant, in andlt;Iandgt;Mumbai New York Scranton, andlt;/Iandgt;Tamara Shopsin offers a brilliantly inventive, spare, and elegant chronicle of a year in her life characterized by impermanence. In a refreshingly original voice alternating between tender and brazen, Shopsin recounts a trip to the Far East with her sidekick husband and the harrowing adventure that unfolds when she comes home. Entire worlds, deep relationships, and indelible experiences are portrayed in Shopsinand#8217;s deceptively simple and sparse language and drawings. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Blending humor, love, suspenseand#8212;and featuring photographs by Jason Fulfordand#8212;andlt;Iandgt;Mumbai New York Scranton andlt;/Iandgt;inspires a kaleidoscope of emotions. Shopsinand#8217;s surprising and affecting tale will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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"Graphic designer, illustrator and short-order cook Shopsin can now add author to her résumé. The author chronicles a bumpy year in her life with brisk, brief paragraphs: her trip with her husband to India; her work as a short-order cook in the family restaurant, Shopsin's, in Manhattan; the couple's life in Scranton, Pa., as freelancer designers; and weathering a serious illness. Diarylike entries are punctuated by Shopsin's spare drawings and her husband's photographs. During their trip to India, Shopsin seemed to be suffering with a nasty stomach ailment. Sick and stuck in the bathroom, Shopsin writes she couldn't stop puking, yet she nevertheless observes that the elaborate embroidered hot water bottle covers provided by hotel staff remind her of props from Little Women. On her father's penmanship: 'My dad used to handwrite the specials on a dry erase board at our restaurant. He would add and delete items weekly with nail polish remover. I still think of his handwriting as smudged capital letters.' Initially Shopsin's style is a bit jarring, as if you were reading idle jottings lifted haphazardly from a journal. What could have become merely an amalgamation of keen observations, Shopsin has instead spun into a charming, rewarding, and unusual narrative." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

An extraordinarily moving memoir from an iconoclastic new talent—an artist, cook, and illustrator whose adventures at home and abroad reveal the importance of living life with your eyes wide open.

Best known for her witty illustrations, and as a cook beside her mischievous father in her familys legendary Manhattan restaurant, in Mumbai New York Scranton, Tamara Shopsin offers a brilliantly inventive, spare, and elegant chronicle of a year in her life characterized by impermanence. In a refreshingly original voice alternating between tender and brazen, Shopsin recounts a trip to the Far East with her sidekick husband and the harrowing adventure that unfolds when she comes home. Entire worlds, deep relationships, and indelible experiences are portrayed in Shopsins deceptively simple and sparse language and drawings.

Blending humor, love, suspense—and featuring photographs by Jason Fulford—Mumbai New York Scranton inspires a kaleidoscope of emotions. Shopsins surprising and affecting tale will keep you on the edge of your seat.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Tamara Shopsin andlt;/Bandgt;is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work has been featured in andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Goodandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Timeandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Wiredandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Newsweekandlt;/iandgt;. She has designed book jackets for authors including Jorge Luis Borges, Charles Lindbergh, and Vladimir Nabokov. Two volumes of her drawings have been published under the titles andlt;iandgt;Cand#8217;est le Pied!andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Cand#8217;est le Pied IIandlt;/iandgt;. In her spare time she creates and sells novelties and cracks eggs at her familyand#8217;s restaurant in New York, Shopsinand#8217;s. She is currently a 2012 fellow with the nonprofit Code for America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451687415
Author:
Shopsin, Tamara
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Fulford, Jason
Author:
Shopsin, Tamara
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Bandamp;W photos t-o by Jason Fulford
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Graphic designer, illustrator and short-order cook Shopsin can now add author to her résumé. The author chronicles a bumpy year in her life with brisk, brief paragraphs: her trip with her husband to India; her work as a short-order cook in the family restaurant, Shopsin's, in Manhattan; the couple's life in Scranton, Pa., as freelancer designers; and weathering a serious illness. Diarylike entries are punctuated by Shopsin's spare drawings and her husband's photographs. During their trip to India, Shopsin seemed to be suffering with a nasty stomach ailment. Sick and stuck in the bathroom, Shopsin writes she couldn't stop puking, yet she nevertheless observes that the elaborate embroidered hot water bottle covers provided by hotel staff remind her of props from Little Women. On her father's penmanship: 'My dad used to handwrite the specials on a dry erase board at our restaurant. He would add and delete items weekly with nail polish remover. I still think of his handwriting as smudged capital letters.' Initially Shopsin's style is a bit jarring, as if you were reading idle jottings lifted haphazardly from a journal. What could have become merely an amalgamation of keen observations, Shopsin has instead spun into a charming, rewarding, and unusual narrative." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , An extraordinarily moving memoir from an iconoclastic new talent—an artist, cook, and illustrator whose adventures at home and abroad reveal the importance of living life with your eyes wide open.

Best known for her witty illustrations, and as a cook beside her mischievous father in her familys legendary Manhattan restaurant, in Mumbai New York Scranton, Tamara Shopsin offers a brilliantly inventive, spare, and elegant chronicle of a year in her life characterized by impermanence. In a refreshingly original voice alternating between tender and brazen, Shopsin recounts a trip to the Far East with her sidekick husband and the harrowing adventure that unfolds when she comes home. Entire worlds, deep relationships, and indelible experiences are portrayed in Shopsins deceptively simple and sparse language and drawings.

Blending humor, love, suspense—and featuring photographs by Jason Fulford—Mumbai New York Scranton inspires a kaleidoscope of emotions. Shopsins surprising and affecting tale will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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