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Typhoid Mary
Typhoid Mary | Anthony Bourdain
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A tale of cookery, infection and hot pursuit through 1900s New York.
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Sg1224
Typhoid Mary | Anthony Bourdain
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Wow, the entire time I could hear Anthony Bourdain‘s voice narrating & providing contextual anchors. Mary Mallon was just trying to live her best life. Unfortunately she was carrying a very contagious disease & at the time it became somewhat of a witch hunt. I sympathize with the fact that for much of the time, she didn‘t have any inclination that she was the source. Don‘t read if you‘re already freaked out by 🦠 ‘s.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Typhoid Mary | Anthony Bourdain
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Mix one part history, one part social commentary, two parts snark, and a dash of foodie fun and you‘ve got the recipe for this short book. It‘s a non-memoir experience of Anthony Bourdain. He researches and tells the story of this cook who unintentionally infected many people with typhoid. You‘ll grimace at the disease, but gasp at the horrible treatment she received.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2018 #lmpbc #nfornonfiction

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I agree, and love the photo! 13mo
britt_brooke Love that cover and your photo! I read this one a few years back and found it very dry. I think I might need to reread sometime. 13mo
Megabooks Read this a few years ago and loved it! Great review! 13mo
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thegreensofa I love your photo! 😍📸 13mo
tjwill Great review and photo! (edited) 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @britt_brooke Thanks! I didn‘t find it dry, but I guess it could feel that way in a certain mindset. I wonder if the author reads the audio? 13mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraTheBibliophage I just checked, but can‘t find an audio version. 😕 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @britt_brooke Shoot! That would‘ve been a done deal. 😢 13mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraTheBibliophage Totally! I‘ll still reread it sometime. 13mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Typhoid Mary | Anthony Bourdain
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Oh my! I need to get this one started. I‘m just two chapters in and it‘s my kind of book!

#lmpbc #groupn #nfornonfiction

Reviewsbylola This is a great book and I love your cover! 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s a really quick read, it will go way too fast. 13mo
Mitch I‘ve just read about her too! You might like this one... 13mo
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Heideschrampf It sounds like a great concept 13mo
tjwill It‘s a good one! 13mo
Califlamingo I learned about her in a book i just read and wanted to learn more. Definitely getting this one! 13mo
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CoffeeK8
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Anthony Bourdain writes a sympathetic biography of Mary by looking at her, not merely as an irresponsible cook/murderer, but as a proud, independent woman with a career and a mind of her own, at a time when both were frowned upon. He doesn‘t sugarcoat it, she made terrible and often fatal choices, but she was a much more complex woman than she is often described.

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CoffeeK8
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A hard truth for any age.

AWahle I picked this up months ago, but had so much going on that I set it aside. Now I just need to remember where I put it. 1y
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tjwill
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I absolutely devoured this book today, and I couldn‘t resist taking a kitchen-themed photo. Bourdain writes about Typhoid Mary, relating to her as a fellow cook, while giving plenty of historical context about Irish immigrants, women‘s lives, cooking, and medicine. His voice, both cynical and compassionate, really stands out. This is the personal side of Mary Mallon that hasn‘t been seen before.

#LMPBC #GroupN #NforNonfiction

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow—you flew through that! 1y
emilyhaldi Sounds good!!! #stacked and love the photo ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen I read this book about Typhoid Mary and loved it 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I told you that one was a quick read! I read it in2 days myself. It‘s the perfect one to follow a larger book. 1y
tjwill @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, it is definitely a quick read! I just put those in the mail today. Shipping estimate says you‘ll get it Thursday. 1y
tjwill @emilyhaldi Thanks! 1y
tjwill @Cinfhen Thanks for the recommendation! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage The books are here, @tjwill !! 1y
tjwill @BarbaraTheBibliophage Great! I hope you enjoy them! 1y
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tjwill
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I just received my next #LMPBC read! I want to read it now! I love Anthony Bourdain, so I hope this doesn‘t also make me sad. #GroupN #NforNonfiction

BarbaraTheBibliophage I feel the same way! 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I am not a foodie, and this is my first Anthony Bourdain read, but it won‘t be my last. I loved this non-fiction read, he infuses his knowledge of cooking and the culture of the kitchen into this history, and the fusion of the two makes for a witty insider viewpoint into this historical tragedy.

*Recommended to those who love Sarah Vowell‘s witty histories.

#Nonfiction2018
#LMPBC
#GroupN

Emilymdxn This looks so awesome 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Great timing #GroupN! My book arrived from @daniwithtea yesterday, and I‘m just packaging up my book to mail to @tjwill to drop off at the post office today. #LMPBC

@tjwill - I know you are running behind on your last book, it was very long for this challenge....this next one is really a quick and easy read, I read it in 2 days, so take your time on the one you have and don‘t worry, it will all work out in the end. 👍

tjwill Ok! I will likely finish Walking with the Wind over the long weekend and get it in the mail to @BarbaraTheBibliophage next Tuesday or Wednesday. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill Sounds good to me. I‘m going to learn from you both and start the John Lewis right away. 😎 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @daniwithtea I have your book packed to go. Just have to drop it at the post office tomorrow! 1y
daniwithtea @BarbaraTheBibliophage yay! I‘m excited to read it!! 1y
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daniwithtea
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This was so good. I will ship it off when I am home from vacation! #lmpbc

alanacristin I love this cover! My ebook version is much less graphically impressive 😂 1y
daniwithtea @alanacristin me too! I think it‘s based on an illustration that ran in a newspaper during Mary‘s lifetime. 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Your book arrived here safely today! 1y
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Liberty
Typhoid Mary | Anthony Bourdain
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It took me three hours of searching stacks and digging through boxes, but I found it. As a vegan, I tend to skip food writing, so this is the only Bourdain book I have read. (Because I skip food writing, but I still have a black, morbid little heart.) 🖤

Bookzombie It‘s the only one I have read, too. 💔 1y
Craftylikefox This was my only read, and it had been part of a school required read in college. 1y
Crobbin Funny! 1y
dragondrool Loved this one. I ran across it at our public library, but didn't look at the author's name until I finished reading it. 1y
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kyraleseberg
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There aren't a lot of solid facts known about history's infamous Typhoid Mary so the bulk of what is written is pure speculation. I enjoyed reading the few facts we have about her life, basic knowledge gained throughout the 20th century about the transmission of bacteria and even the thoughtful, often shrewd, speculation Bourdain offered.
A short, informative read.

Gezemice Funny, I just heard the first time of Typhoid Mary while reading my last book. Fascinating story! 2y
AlaMich Wait, Anthony Bourdain wrote a book about Typhoid Mary?? Why does that sound totally bizarre to me? 🤔 2y
kyraleseberg @Gezemice ooh, I have to add that to my giant TBR, sounds interesting! 2y
kyraleseberg @AlaMich Right?? I thought so too and that's exactly why I had to read it 😂 2y
Gezemice @kyraleseberg It is interesting. And it has quite a bit about Typhoid Mary. 2y
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