Not Becoming My Mother: And Other Things She Taught Me along the Way

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Overview

Bestselling author Ruth Reichl embarks on a clear-eyed and 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 a hopeful young woman to an increasingly 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.

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Overview

Bestselling author Ruth Reichl embarks on a clear-eyed and 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 a hopeful young woman to an increasingly 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594039310
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/21/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.28 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl is the editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and the author of the bestsellers Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples. She has been the restaurant critic at the New York Times and the food editor at the Los Angeles Times.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 16, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Michigan, 1968; M.A., University of Michigan, 1970
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

The Mim Tales 9

What Girls Can Do 33

Finding Mr. Right 45

Idle Aptitudes 62

Chaos 74

What We Are Made For 85

Dear Dr. Portnoy 95

Rainbows 111

Tsunami of Pain 120

Grateful 129

Gifts 136

Acknowledgments 141

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