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Books, art, food, our crazy world events, my busy life... just a few things I like to write about. 

The Book Shelf: Four Very Fascinating People

The Book Shelf: Four Very Fascinating People

Grace: A Memoir

by Grace Coddington

Like a lot of people, I became obsessed with Grace Coddington after seeing The September Issue.  She's fierce, dedicated, talented and, well, she stole the whole dang movie right out from under Anna Wintour's stilettos.

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

by Bob Spitz

This will be the THIRD book about Julia that I've read.  We all know how the story ends--Julia as cultural phenomenon---but the journey she took to get there is as fascinatingly complex as the lady herself.  Oh, and she was a SPY for crying out loud!

Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die    

by Willie Nelson

You won't see no sad and teary eyes
When I get my wings, and it's my time to fly
Just call my friends and tell them
There's a party, come on by
So just roll me up and smoke me when I die

'Nuff said.

Below Stairs

by Margaret Powell

Before Downton Abbey, before Upstairs/Downstairs, heck before The Nanny Diaries, there was Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir by Margaret Powell.  Originally published in 1968 Margaret Powell's true story is once again a best seller across the pond.

In The Kitchen: Tech Tools for Cooks

In The Kitchen: Tech Tools for Cooks

A Little Holiday Twinkle