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The Resource Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression, David Leite

Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression, David Leite

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Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression
Title
Notes on a banana
Title remainder
a memoir of food, love, and manic depression
Statement of responsibility
David Leite
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The stunning and long-awaited memoir from the beloved founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite<U+0019>s Culinaria<U+0014>a candid, courageous, and at times laugh-out-loud funny story of family, food, mental illness, and sexual identity. Born into a family of Azorean immigrants, David Leite grew up in the 1960s in a devoutly Catholic, blue-collar, food-crazed Portuguese home in Fall River, Massachusetts. A clever and determined dreamer with a vivid imagination and a flair for the dramatic, <U+001c>Banana as his mother endearingly called him, yearned to live in a middle-class house with a swinging kitchen door just like the ones on television, and fell in love with everything French, thanks to his Portuguese and French-Canadian godmother. But David also struggled with the emotional devastation of manic depression. Until he was diagnosed in his mid-thirties, David found relief from his wild mood swings in learning about food, watching Julia Child, and cooking for others
  • Notes on a Banana is his heartfelt, unflinchingly honest, yet tender memoir of growing up, accepting himself, and turning his love of food into an award-winning career. Reminiscing about the people and events that shaped him, David looks back at the highs and lows of his life: from his rejection of being gay and his attempt to <U+001c>turn straight through Aesthetic Realism, a cult in downtown Manhattan, to becoming a writer, cookbook author, and web publisher, to his twenty-four-year relationship with Alan, known to millions of David<U+0019>s readers as <U+001c>The One, which began with (what else?) food. Throughout the journey, David returns to his stoves and tables, and those of his family, as a way of grounding himself. A blend of Kay Redfield Jamison<U+0019>s An Unquiet Mind, the food memoirs by Ruth Reichl, Anthony Bourdain, and Gabrielle Hamilton, and the character-rich storytelling of Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, and Jenny Lawson, Notes on a Banana is a feast that dazzles, delights, and, ultimately, heals
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leite, David,
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX649.L45
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leite, David
  • Food writers
  • Manic-depressive persons
Label
Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression, David Leite
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-368)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780062414373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn952207042
  • (OCoLC)952207042
  • 1954010
Label
Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression, David Leite
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-368)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780062414373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn952207042
  • (OCoLC)952207042
  • 1954010

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