For You Mom, Finally (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 6, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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Bestselling author Ruth Reichl examines her mother's life-and gives voice to the unarticulated truths of a generation of exceptional women

A former New York Times restaurant critic, editor in chief of Gourmet, and the author of three bestselling memoirs, Ruth Reichl is a beloved cultural figure in the food world and beyond. For You, Mom. Finally. is her openhearted investigation of the life of a woman she realizes she never really knew-her mother. Through letters and diaries-and a new afterword relating the wisdom she's gained after sharing her story-Reichl confronts the transition her mother made from a hopeful young woman to an increasingly unhappy older one and recognizes the huge sacrifices made to ensure that her daughter's life would not be as disappointing as her own.


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Review: For You Mom, Finally

User Review  - agnes barton-sabo - Goodreads

I'm a Ruth Reichl fan for the most part but this did nothing for me! I did not see the point of it being a book... An essay for later collection perhaps. I don't agree that it was an "openhearted ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michele Hane - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. It is really short. The mom in the book was really complex. I took a lot away from reading this book. One of the things it struggles with is doing what society expects you ... Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Ruth Reichl is the editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and the author of the bestsellers Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples. She has been the restaurant critic at the New York Times and the food editor at the Los Angeles Times.

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