My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes by Dawn Lerman

Book Blurb from Goodreads.com: From the author of the New York Times Well Blog series, My Fat Dad Every story and every memory from my childhood is attached to food… Dawn Lerman spent her childhood constantly hungry. She craved good food as her father, 450 pounds at his heaviest, pursued endless fad diets, from Atkins to Pritikin to all sorts of freeze-dried, saccharin-laced concoctions, and … Continue reading My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes by Dawn Lerman

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

Did you ever wonder about those who were raised in a polygamist community?  The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner is a firsthand account of a child growing up in a colony in rural Mexico.  Ruth’s father was the founding prophet of the colony but he died when she was young leaving her to be raised by the textbook “evil” stepfather. Her family lives in … Continue reading The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner