I had no idea that this book was coming when it arrived at my house a few days ago. It’s a book, not a cookbook, that’s coming out this fall. I simply won’t have time to get to it for some time. Here’s some info on this book from the author’s Julia Pandl‘s site, in case it’s the type of book that you’re interested in.
- Author: Julia Pandl
- Publisher: Algonquin Books (November 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 161620172X
- ISBN-13: 978-1616201722
- Cover price $13.95
ABOUT MEMOIR OF A SUNDAY BRUNCH
Memoir of the Sunday Brunch is a sassy and irreverent yet loving story about growing up in the restaurant business and finding one’s way in a sea of siblings. As the youngest of nine, Julie had a unique vantage point and immediate perspective on the dos and don’ts of some of life’s greatest mysteries, such as attendance at Sunday mass, driving without a license, and smoking dope. As an employee of “the restaurant,” she was introduced to, and managed to befriend, her father’s slightly schizophrenic side. Through the anti-nepotistic world of the family business, working side by side with her father, she received the gift of a truly intimate relationship between parent and child.
Memoir offers a tender wisdom regarding the simple physical, emotional, and social pleasures that lie in the daily ritual of breaking bread. The book makes you laugh. It nourishes the soul. And it reminds us that life’s lessons are found in the most unlikely places, among shrimp and potato peels, and in a parking lot littered with yesterday’s cigarettes.
In a time of increasingly fractured family relationships, Memoir of the Sunday Brunch gives hope by showing the blossoming of friendship and love within the everyday struggles of raising a large, Catholic family and running a business. It’s an intergenerational read that crosses the lines of faith, gender, and economic status. It speaks to anyone who has skinned their knees on the blocks of sibling rivalry, and it quiets the mind of anyone who has ever thought their father was just a tiny bit crazy.
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