Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1941

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Pantheon Books, Jan 24, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 349 pages
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The second volume of reminiscences by one of America's best-loved writers, now in paperback. The book reveals Fisher's "magnificent resilience, the comfort she took from daily writing, her marvelous powers of observation and humor, and, of course, her lifelong attractions to good food and drink."--San Francisco Chronicle.

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Review: Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1941

User Review  - Libuse - Goodreads

MFK Fisher's account of the early years of her life, first during her ill-fated marriage to Alfred Fisher, and then to her mortally ill second husband, Dillwyn Parrish, is a brave account of both a ... Read full review

Review: Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1941

User Review  - Laurie - Goodreads

I read more than half of it but couldn't finish it. Overall, I find her an interesting person and enjoy reading about her life and times, but this book got too depressing and seemed disjointed with the occasional stories thrown in. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Born July 3, 1908, in Albion, Michigan, M.F.K Fisher was raised primarily in Whittier, California, where she enjoyed cooking meals for her family. Encouraged in literary pursuits by her parents, she combined her favorite pastimes-cooking and writing-and began writing about cooking as early as 1929 when she moved to Dijon, France, with her first husband, Alfred Fisher. Fisher was educated at Illinois College, Occidental College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Dijon. She has written under the names Mary Frances Parrish, Victoria Bern, and Victoria Berne. A prolific author, her work is primarily autobiography and memoir. Her long list of publications includes Dubious Honors (1988) and Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1945, (1993). She also contributed articles to widely known magazines, including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Gourmet. Fisher died of Parkinson's disease on June 22, 1992, in Glen Ellen, California.

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