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Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl

Fact or Fiction Book Club

2023-09-26 15:00:00 2023-09-26 16:00:00 America/Chicago Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "Save Me The Plums" by Ruth Reichl. Copies are available at the Highland Branch. Highland

Tuesday, September 26
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-09-26 15:00:00 2023-09-26 16:00:00 America/Chicago Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "Save Me The Plums" by Ruth Reichl. Copies are available at the Highland Branch. Highland

Highland

Meeting Room A

Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "Save Me The Plums" by Ruth Reichl. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America's oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone's boss. Yet Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. How could she say no?

This is the story of a former Berkeley hippie entering the corporate world and worrying about losing her soul. It is the story of the moment restaurants became an important part of popular culture, a time when the rise of the farm-to-table movement changed, forever, the way we eat. Readers will meet legendary chefs like David Chang and Eric Ripert, idiosyncratic writers like David Foster Wallace, and a colorful group of editors and art directors who, under Reichl's leadership, transformed stately Gourmet into a cutting-edge publication. This was the golden age of print media--the last spendthrift gasp before the Internet turned the magazine world upside down.

Complete with recipes, Save Me the Plums is a personal journey of a woman coming to terms with being in charge and making a mark, following a passion and holding on to her dreams--even when she ends up in a place she never expected to be.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (19-99) |

TAGS: | Discussion Groups |

Highland

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Heather

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About the branch

The Highland Branch Library has long played an important role in downtown Highland. From its beginnings in rented storefronts to the Highland Memorial Library built in 1946 to its present location on Jewett and 4th Street, it has been an integral part of the community. The exterior of the library looks nearly as it did when it was first built in 1966. Although it is one of the oldest buildings in the library system, it's newly remodeled interior makes it one of the newest. The library still houses over 65,000 items, but now also features a large meeting room and children's program room, a small group room, and WiFi, along with many public Internet computers. These features, along with the library's bright and inviting atmosphere and convenient location, make the Highland Branch Library a destination for the community and surrounding areas.

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