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Great memoir.

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A friend who has always given me solid recommendations suggested this:

 

 

I reckon she may have misfired this time.

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Both I, Claudius and Claudius the God were fantastic.

As to Evelyn Waugh, Scoop is brilliant.

If you join these together you get I Claud, which is another great book.
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A friend who has always given me solid recommendations suggested this:
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I reckon she may have misfired this time.
Someone was asking me about MFK Fisher the other day. I said she was a brilliant food writer who probably inspired more horrible food writing than any other single person. she is a definite taste -- you either love it or you hate it.
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The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
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Just finished "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher" the new collection of short stories by Hillary Mantel. Really sweet writing. Structure gets a little creaky in a couple spots and it's not nearly as great as her Cromwell books, but if you like short stories, y ou'll like this one.
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The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

So good. Auster needs to write more.
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I figured this was essential reading since I am from small town central MN. It is very funny in a dry midwestern way.
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I figured this was essential reading since I am from small town central MN. It is very funny in a dry midwestern way.
i used to be a big keillor fan, and still enjoy him in small doses. but i never seem to find him as dryly amusing as he finds himself. VERY un-midwestern, if you ask me.
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Someone was asking me about MFK Fisher the other day. I said she was a brilliant food writer who probably inspired more horrible food writing than any other single person. she is a definite taste -- you either love it or you hate it.

Kind of the Bill Simmons of food writing, then.

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Kind of the Bill Simmons of food writing, then.

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and every bit as unassuming and charming.
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I figured this was essential reading since I am from small town central MN. It is very funny in a dry midwestern way.

I find Garrison Keillor completely insufferable, but at least he was the occasion for this:
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After that folly that was M.F.K. Fisher, I decided that I need something good.

 

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