A Welcoming Life by Dominique Gioia
The M.F.K. Fisher Scrapbook

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During the last years of her life, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher began reflecting aloud over a large collection of old family photos, envisioning a scrapbook of people, places, and times past. This volume showcases these photos, with extended anecdotal captions taken from her published and unpublished writings. 242 photos.
 

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Born July 3, 1908, in Albion, Michigan, M.F.K Fisher was raised primarily in Whittier, California, where she enjoyed cooking meals for her family. Encouraged in literary pursuits by her parents, she combined her favorite pastimes-cooking and writing-and began writing about cooking as early as 1929 when she moved to Dijon, France, with her first husband, Alfred Fisher. Fisher was educated at Illinois College, Occidental College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Dijon. She has written under the names Mary Frances Parrish, Victoria Bern, and Victoria Berne. A prolific author, her work is primarily autobiography and memoir. Her long list of publications includes Dubious Honors (1988) and Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1945, (1993). She also contributed articles to widely known magazines, including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Gourmet. Fisher died of Parkinson's disease on June 22, 1992, in Glen Ellen, California.
 
Published May 1, 1997 by Counterpoint. 119 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking. Non-fiction

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This photo keepsake will delight admirers of the late Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1992), whose books (How to Cook a Wolf and 25 others) combined her pleasure in good food with her pleasures (and

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This photo keepsake will delight admirers of the late Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1992), whose books (How to Cook a Wolf and 25 others) combined her pleasure in good food with her pleasures (and sorrows) in life.

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