Not Becoming My Mother
And Other Things She Taught Me Along the WayLarge Print - 2009
Food writer and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl embarks on a clear-eyed, openhearted investigation of her mother's life, piecing together the journey of a woman she comes to realize she never really knew. Looking to her mother's letters and diaries, Reichl confronts the painful transition her mother made from hopeful young woman to unhappy older one and realizes the tremendous sacrifices she made to make sure her daughter's life would not be as disappointing as her own.
Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Thorndike Press, 2009
Characteristics: 147 p. (large print) ; 23 cm