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Biography & Memoir

NOT BECOMING MY MOTHER And Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way

by | Read by Ruth Reichl

Biography & Memoir • 1.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Ruth Reichl's mother was smart and sassy, colorful and capable—and miserably unhappy about conforming to a woman's role in a man's world. Determined that her daughter Ruth would pursue a career other than simply being someone's wife, Miriam Brudno was not thrilled with Ruth's early marriage or culinary writing. (Reichl is now the editor-in-chief of GOURMET magazine.) Reichl's capable narration of this insightful memoir reveals a gradual blossoming of empathy for her mother as she discovers personal correspondence and odd bits of her diary. Reading at a brisk pace, Reichl punctuates her mother's sometimes-astonishing pronouncements with wry humor and realizes too late—after her mother's death—the extent of her wish for Ruth to find the satisfaction she never achieved. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9780143144816 $24.95 • Two CDs

DD ISBN 9781101050965 $12.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2009

DD ISBN 9781101976173 $17.10

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