Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers

Author(s): Natalie Garrett (Editor, Compiled by); Anthony Doerr (Contribution by); Melissa Febos (Contribution by); Nick Flynn (Contribution by); Lev Grossman (Contribution by); Kristen Iskandrian (Contribution by); Mira Jacob (Contribution by); Porochista Khakpour (Contribution by); Amitava Kumar (Contribution by); Donais Lee (Contribution by); Carmen Maria Machado (Contribution by); Diana Abu-Jaber (Contribution by); Columba McCann (Contribution by); Maile Meloy (Contribution by); Claire Messud (Contribution by); Bich Minh Nguyen (Contribution by); Alissa Nutting (Contribution by); Emily Raboteau (Contribution by); Meryl Rowin (Cover Design by); Rakesh Satyal (Contribution by); Rosie Schaap (Contribution by); Heather Sellers (Contribution by); Chantel Acevedo (Contribution by); Jessica Soffer (Contribution by); Darin Strauss (Contribution by); Aaron Thier (Contribution by); Antoine Wilson (Contribution by); Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Contribution by); Jeffery Renard Allen (Contribution by); Natalie Baszile (Contribution by); Laura van den Berg (Contribution by); Alexander Chee (Contribution by); Edwidge Danticat (Contribution by)

Food

"Food binds this book together, and each beautifully told story circles life's truths in ways that are surprising, often revelatory, and always moving. It's impossible not to love Eat Joy, and equally impossible not to want to bake and eat these dishes while reading. It's an extraordinary collection." --Dorie Greenspan, James Beard Award-winning author of Everyday Dorie


This collection of intimate, illustrated essays by some of America's most well-regarded literary writers explores how comfort food can help us cope with dark times--be it the loss of a parent, the loneliness of a move, or the pain of heartache.


Lev Grossman explains how he survived on "sweet, sour, spicy, salty, unabashedly gluey" General Tso's tofu after his divorce. Carmen Maria Machado describes her growing pains as she learned to feed and care for herself during her twenties. Claire Messud tries to understand how her mother gave up dreams of being a lawyer to make "a dressed salad of tiny shrimp and avocado, followed by prune-stuffed pork tenderloin." What makes each tale so moving is not only the deeply personal revelations from celebrated writers, but also the compassion and healing behind the story: the taste of hope.

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General Fields

  • : 9781936787791
  • : Catapult
  • : Black Balloon Publishing
  • : October 2019
  • : .91 Inches X 6 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Natalie Garrett (Editor, Compiled by); Anthony Doerr (Contribution by); Melissa Febos (Contribution by); Nick Flynn (Contribution by); Lev Grossman (Contribution by); Kristen Iskandrian (Contribution by); Mira Jacob (Contribution by); Porochista Khakpour (Contribution by); Amitava Kumar (Contribution by); Donais Lee (Contribution by); Carmen Maria Machado (Contribution by); Diana Abu-Jaber (Contribution by); Columba McCann (Contribution by); Maile Meloy (Contribution by); Claire Messud (Contribution by); Bich Minh Nguyen (Contribution by); Alissa Nutting (Contribution by); Emily Raboteau (Contribution by); Meryl Rowin (Cover Design by); Rakesh Satyal (Contribution by); Rosie Schaap (Contribution by); Heather Sellers (Contribution by); Chantel Acevedo (Contribution by); Jessica Soffer (Contribution by); Darin Strauss (Contribution by); Aaron Thier (Contribution by); Antoine Wilson (Contribution by); Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Contribution by); Jeffery Renard Allen (Contribution by); Natalie Baszile (Contribution by); Laura van den Berg (Contribution by); Alexander Chee (Contribution by); Edwidge Danticat (Contribution by)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 208