Not Becoming My Mother by Ruth Reichl
and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way

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Bestselling author Ruth Reichl examines her mother's life, giving voice to the universal unarticulated truth that we are grateful not to be our mothers.



 

About Ruth Reichl

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Ruth Reichl is the editor in chief of Gourmet and the author of three bestselling memoirs, Comfort Me with Apples, Tender at the Bone, and Garlic & Sapphires, and was the editor for the comprehensive Gourmet Cookbook. She has been the restaurant critic of The New York Times and the food editor and restaurant critic at the Los Angeles Times.
 
Published April 21, 2009 by Penguin Press HC, The. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking. Non-fiction

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Reichl’s mix of memoir and reflection in Not Becoming My Mother conveys the sadness of spirit many of our Moms likely experienced in the 1930s and 1940s: “… the women of her generation, who were unlucky enough to have been born at what seems to me the worst possible time to have been a middle-cla...

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In NOT BECOMING MY MOTHER, Reichl argues that the letters she found after her mother passed away became an illumination into the sacrifices and suffering her mother endured in a time when women didn't have the opportunities they do now --- suffering that made possible the opportunities that young...

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Christian Science Monitor

Ruth Reichl has been dining out on stories about her mother for years.

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Oregon Live

Ruth Reichl has reviewed restaurants for The New York Times, dragged Gourmet magazine into the 21st century and written two page-turning memoirs about life, love and food.

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But this short, powerful book offers an up-close look at an experience common to many women of Miriam's generation, and it is as brave for Reichl to get to know this new mother as it is heartbreaking that she didn?t do so until years after her death.

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PopMatters

Not Becoming My Mother is greatly informed by a box of Miriam’s letters and diaries which Reichl discovers in the basement: through them she learns about aspects of her mother’s life which she hadn’t even considered, including some surprisingly perceptive comments by Miriam on her own bad choices...

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