Saturday, July 6, 2019

Save Me the Plums

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet MemoirSave Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir
by Ruth Reichl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this memoir which was mostly bright and breezy tales about the fabulousness of working at Gourmet. The ending, when the magazine folds, was sad but felt like a brave front. It was like the version of the you would tell an acquaintance about your life falling apart. This probably wouldn't have bothered me (after all I'm not even an acquaintance of Reichl's) except that her earlier book My Kitchen Year was so much deeper and more affecting. Reichl is a great story-teller though and both books are worth reading.
Linking up with Weekend Cooking. This is one of my #10booksofsummer titles.


  1. I hope to read this one over the summer. Interesting that this one doesn't have the depth of her others.

  2. This is on my list but haven’t gotten to it yet. Good to hear you enjoyed it!

  3. Too bad as Reichl’s earlier memoirs were very appealing.

    best... mae at

    1. This one was appealing, and very similar in tone to her early memoirs. It just wasn't as emotionally resonant as the other one.

  4. I'm waiting on this one - looking forward to it! Cheers

  5. I keep going back and forth about this book.


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