We’re keeping it brief this week, because vacation!
A couple of quick notes about books I read and liked during the final days of summer…
32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert
3 words: enthusiastic, coming of age, honest
Commentary: So grateful to Bybee of Blue-Hearted Bookworm, who sent me this audiobook. It was sheer delight to listen to Ripert’s story as it carried me away from my commute.
Give this book a whirl if you like… workplace memoirs, chef’s lives, stories of painful childhoods, reading about achieving mastery of a skill
One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
3 words: witty, sociological, self-deprecating
Commentary: Here’s the quote I can’t stop thinking about. Here, Koul is writing about women being watched by men.
“It’s such an ingrained part of the female experience that it doesn’t register as unusual. The danger of it, then, is in its routine, how normalized it is for a woman to feel monitored, so much so that she might not know she’s in trouble until that invisible line is crossed from ‘typical patriarchy’ to ‘you should run.’” (p. 171)
Give this book a whirl if you like… occasionally piercing observations about society, a feminist viewpoint, essays that are sometimes humorous and sometimes pointed, views of a young 1st-generation Indian-Canadian
What’re you all reading as this summer winds to a close?