Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0739315625 $19.95 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 0739315633 $19.95 Three CDs
DD ISBN 0739315641 $9.95
The most delectable memoir in years is the creation of American novelist Pat Conroy, author of THE PRINCE OF TIDES. In a soft, gravelly, only slightly Southern voice, coating descriptions of memorable meals like smooth, rich gravy, Conroy delivers a Proustian autobiography. From his underprivileged childhood, when food was more a necessity than a feast, through his years as a struggling young writer with impossible dreams, Conroy's journey to fame and fortune is interwoven with food, from dishes found only in the South--including funeral food, such as pickled shrimp, and a secret macaroni and cheese--to unique palate pleasures and mingling with great chefs, such as Alan Ducasse and the enfant terrible of the kitchen, the infamous Emeril. Conroy offers a remarkable, first-rate presentation of a candid, frank, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and ingeniously mouth-watering recollection of an amazing life. M.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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