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Chez Panisse

    Image: Foodista.com A friend gave me this book recently and I am absolutely smitten by this Shining Moment.  40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering is a photographic tribute to the Berkeley restaurant that traces its cultural history through … Continue reading

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  Image: Goodreads.com Looking for your group’s next book? Try Anna Quindlen’s new book called, Miller’s Valley. This was such an entertaining, thought provoking read. Taking place from the 1960s to the present, the story follows Mimi Miller as she … Continue reading

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Image: books.simonandschuster.com   Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of the TODAY show, tells the stories of people who pushed through hardship and uncertainty to discover their life callings.  From a cook turned doctor to a retired couple who adopted Haitian children, each … Continue reading

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Passover Goodies It’s that time of year again where we have to eat unleavened bread and live on matzo! As we prepare for the holiday, I’ve found a few goodies that I would love to share with you. They are … Continue reading

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Empathy Cards

www.emilymcdowell.com As you all know, I have talked and talked (and talked!) about cancer etiquette. It is stupendously important for friends of people who have cancer to know how to connect and communicate about sickness and suffering without bringing dreaded … Continue reading

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  Image: audioeditions.com Looking for your group’s next book? Try this one, it’s such a page-turner. The story follows Anna Forster, a 38-year-old with early-onset Alzheimer’s, as she moves into an assisted living facility. There she meets Luke, the only … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. You

Image: npr.org   Yes, that Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Proof).  Her debut memoir is couched as a series of letters- funny, heartbreaking, steamy, wise-to men who have touched her life:  friends, family lovers and total strangers. An apology to a New … Continue reading

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Image: Amazon.com Severe illness wasn’t life-altering, it was life-shattering.  It felt less like an epiphany – a piercing burst of light, illuminating What Really Matters – and more like someone had just firebombed the path forward, and now I would … Continue reading

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Image: standard.co.uk Here is another book that is a must read! I was flipping for this #book this #weekend. No wonder it is short listed for the #ManBookerPrize! It is a #mustread. Funny how you think people are one way … Continue reading

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The Dogist

Image: 6sqft.com A New York photographer is capturing canines at their cutest-and shining a light on pups in need. His name is Elias Weiss Freidman who just happens to be my radiation oncologist’s son. (Cue the happy dance). When Friedman … Continue reading

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