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Yes, Chef: A Memoir | Marcus Samuelsson
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Thanks to @CoffeeNBooks for putting this foodie memoir on my #ReadersRadar 💕I knew very little about Marcus Samuelsson other than he teamed up with Michele Obama for her healthy food/ snack initiative. While Samuelsson avoided the drugs & alcohol that chefs often fall prey to, he did put his time in before acquiring fame & notoriety. Born in #Ethiopia & then adopted by a Swedish couple, Samuelsson was able to blend his cultures through food.

Cinfhen #NF22 #ImARuleBreaker @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for the innovative food combinations Samuelsson is famous for/ he doesn‘t follow the traditional recipes but mixes and fuses his spices and culinary style 3mo
CoffeeNBooks I'm so glad you liked it! 3mo
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Librarybelle Such a beautiful photo! 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Librarybelle ❣️it was really interesting to see how many internships he did and how unfortunate luck gave him the big break he needed @CoffeeNBooks I really liked it and it was a little crossover from last months foodie memoir written by Ruth Reichl 3mo
Megabooks Stacked! 3mo
DrexEdit I read the tagged book by Marcus Samuelson and I enjoy his show on PBS. He does a nice job of lifting other chefs. Plus really yummy food. 3mo
Cinfhen @DrexEdit he discusses the writing of The Rise in this memoir!! It sounds wonderful as both a travelogue and cookbook 💙 3mo
Cinfhen @CoffeeNBooks did the audio @Megabooks and said it was great as read by the author!! If I travel to states in March im happy to mail you my copy 3mo
sarahbellum Listening to this audiobook right now and really enjoying it so far! 3mo
Centique Oh the flowers! 😍🌹🌸💐🌺🌷🌻🥀 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Centique 🥰🥰I‘m glad to hear you‘re enjoying the audio @sarahbellum 😁🎧 3mo
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Do you know the story of your favorite bookstore? Nadia tells the story of starting the independent Cairo bookstore, Diwan. They elevated books from being state-run to symbols of independent thought. Using the theme of several sections, from Egyptian history to cooking, she shares the joys and trials of running the store. We learn about her life, but the memoir stays focused more on the store and its books, employees and customers. Enjoyable! 👍🏻

Megabooks I think that‘s every challenge I‘m doing but author a month!! 😂😂 (edited) 4mo
squirrelbrain Yay for the challenge slaying! 4mo
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Cortg That‘s a lot of challenges! Keeping up with these would make my head spin. Great job! 4mo
Librarybelle I‘ve wondered about this one…stacking! 4mo
Butterfinger That is my kind of book. 4mo
Cinfhen Awesomeness ♥️🙌🏻 4mo
KarenUK Sooooooo many prompts!!! 💕 4mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain when I saw everything it could complete, I was so happy I got it last year! 😁 4mo
Megabooks @Cortg thanks! I couldn‘t keep up with them all of it weren‘t for the storygraph. 4mo
Megabooks @Librarybelle it was really enjoyable, light nonfiction. 👍🏻 4mo
Megabooks @Butterfinger it was a pleasure to read! 4mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I thought you‘d a appreciate all the cross prompt wins! 😁💜 4mo
Megabooks @KarenUK yes!!! So glad I saved this one. 💜 4mo
Sapphire That sounds interesting! 4mo
Megabooks @Sapphire it was! 4mo
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I loved this memoir! It really spoke to me. It has one more #LMPBC reader left in Group P, so I won‘t say too much about it. But I‘m really glad we read this one! #LGBTQBookBingo #GenderQueerMainCharacter #Nonfiction2022 #ImARuleBreaker #PopSugar2022 #ReflectedImageOnCover @Kenyazero @suvata @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @phantomx @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Kenyazero One of my favorites ♥️ e just released a hardcover version recently. 4mo
Nutmegnc Just got it!!! 3mo
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A really fascinating true story of two women, one Jewish the other not, who quietly but passionately defied the Nazi‘s by both creating & distributing anti-Nazi leaflets and by living their lives as step-sisters but in truth were lovers. I found the writing a little dry, but Suzanne Malherbe & Lucy Schwab were completely compelling. Moving from Paris to Jersey hoping to avoid the German occupation, Suzanne & Lucy soon find the Germans 👇🏼

Cinfhen arriving in Jersey. The book contains dozens of photos of both the women & their avant-garde works, which I really enjoyed. Thanks for gifting @trishb 4mo
Megabooks Sounds really interesting! 4mo
Cinfhen @TrishB also sent me the fictionalized version of Suzanne & Lucy @Megabooks which Trish said is even better 4mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 4mo
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Super fascinating true story of two spirited rebels who defied the Nazi‘s with their quiet resistance. Thanks for sharing @TrishB #Pop22 #SapphicBook #NF22 #ImARuleBreaker Halfway point. Writing is a little dry but the story is too interesting to be boring.

TrishB This one can be quite dry. The fiction one puts the emotion into the story ❤️ 4mo
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