Give A Girl A Knife

Author: Amy Thielen
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307954935
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A beautifully written food memoir chronicling one woman’s journey from her rural Midwestern hometown to the intoxicating world of New York City fine dining—and back again—in search of her culinary roots Before Amy Thielen frantically plated rings of truffled potatoes in some of New York City’s finest kitchens—for chefs David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten—she grew up in a northern Minnesota town home to the nation’s largest French fry factory, the headwaters of the fast food nation, with a mother whose generous cooking dripped with tenderness, drama, and an overabundance of butter. Inspired by her grandmother’s tales of cooking in the family farmhouse, Thielen moves north with her artist husband to a rustic, off-the-grid cabin deep in the woods. There, standing at the stove three times a day, she finds the seed of a growing food obsession that leads her to the sensory madhouse of New York’s top haute cuisine brigades. But, like a magnet, the foods of her youth draw her back home, where she comes face to face with her past and a curious truth: that beneath every foie gras sauce lies a rural foundation of potatoes and onions. Amy Thielen’s coming-of-age story pulses with energy, a cook’s eye for intimate detail, and a dose of dry Midwestern humor. Give a Girl a Knife offers a fresh, vivid view into New York’s high-end restaurants before returning Thielen to her roots, where she realizes that the marrow running through her bones is not demi-glace but gravy—thick with nostalgia and hard to resist.

Memoirs Of A Broken Hearted Girl

Author: Latonya D. Young
ISBN: 1312149825
Size: 57.87 MB
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Growing up in the lap of luxury, in the sunshine state, Sophie soon finds that there is a thin line between love and hate. Between her overbearing stepfather and his desires to be more than her stepfather, and her overprotective uncles, it seems that murder and mayhem are the only thing that are keeping her sane. When the murder of a friend's father bring the police knocking on Sophie's door, it brings new enemies into her life, as well as an unsuspecting ally. The investigation into the murder leads Sophie half way around the world in pursuit of revenge and down a road full of deceit, and disaster. Love seems to keep eluding Sophie, and murder keeps finding its way to her doorstep. But when she meets the man of her dreams, it doesn't matter that he is already taken. . Her stepfather is determined to keep her in his life. If it means the murder of every man who shows Sophie affection. His one and only desire in life is to have Sophie by his side and murder is a small price to pay.

Memoirs Of A Middle School Counselor

Author: D. Jean Lang
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412003989
Size: 20.54 MB
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The author's memoirs of over twenty-five years of school counseling in rural Upstate New York. Incidents will strike a familiar chord with anyone involved in the helping professions. From embarrassing and humourous moments to the tragedes of fatal accidents and suicides, the author takes us along with her as she grows in experience and learns life lessons through interacting with her students. A great primer for beginning counselors or educators.

Memoirs Of A Broken Hearted Girl Ii

Author: Latonya D. Young
ISBN: 1312165405
Size: 21.93 MB
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Sophie has spent two years under armed guard. Now the walls are beginning to close in. Her life and the lives of her children are at risk. She still hasn't gotten over the brutal murder of her husband and those recurring nightmares that replay that awful moment, night after night, are driving her insane. She's itching at the bud to pay the men who murdered her husband a visit, but her love and respect for Jack is holding those desires at bay. Jack has given up too much for the safety of Sophie and her sons, for her to foolishly go off and risk her life, while seeking revenge. A string of midnight phone calls forces her to face that Taryn won't give up on having her, and their son. When Taryn murders another of Sophie's loved ones just to prove a point, it brings out the bad girl that she tried to control, and now that she has been unleashed, murder and revenge are the name of the game, and no amount of coaxing from Jack can keep Sophie from acting impulsively.

Unreliable Memoirs

Author: Clive James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447275497
Size: 39.55 MB
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With an introduction by P. J. O'Rourke 'Do not read this book in public. You will risk severe internal injuries from trying to suppress your laughter.' Sunday Times I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment that did not affect me. In the first instalment of Clive James's memoirs we follow the young Clive on his journey from boyhood to the cusp of manhood, when his days of wearing short trousers are finally behind him. Battling with school, girls, various relatives and an overwhelming desire to be a superhero, Clive's adventures growing up in the suburbs of post-war Sydney are hair-raising, uproarious and almost too good to be true . . . Told with James's unassailable sense of humour and self-effacing charm, Unreliable Memoirs is a hilarious and touching introduction to the story of a national treasure. A million-copy bestseller, this classic memoir is a celebration of life in all its unpredictable glory.

Let S Pretend This Never Happened

Author: Jenny Lawson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447223454
Size: 48.81 MB
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Even when I was funny, I wasn't this funny' Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors Have you ever embarrassed yourself so badly you thought you'd never get over it? Have you ever wished your family could be just like everyone else's? Have you ever been followed to school by your father's herd of turkeys, mistaken a marriage proposal for an attempted murder or got your arm stuck inside a cow? OK, maybe that's just Jenny Lawson . . . The bestselling memoir from one of America's most outlandishly hilarious writers.