Not Becoming My Mother

Not Becoming My Mother

And Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Chronicles the mother-daughter relationship of culinary author Ruth Reichl, now editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, and her late mother, Miriam. Miriam Brudno, who bowed to societal and familial pressure to become a wife and a mother over pursuing a fulfilling career, cheered her daughter on and pointed out that Ruth had an obligation, both to herself and to her mother, to use her life well.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Audio, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780143144816
0143144812
Characteristics: 2 audio discs (approximately 1.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Penguin Audio (Firm)

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PimaLib_MaryG Aug 04, 2017

The discovery of a treasure trove of her mother's papers leads famed food writer and editor Ruth Reichl to a deeper understanding of her mother who was frustrated by family expectations that led her to stifle her own intellectual interests in the pursuit of a husband and family. It broke my hear to listen to this well-written tale.

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