Tell me one thing that sucks you into a book every time

Tell me one thing that sucks you into a book every time

2/9/2021, 5:37:21 PM
Tell me one thing that sucks you into a book every time. One of my top draws is food. I love food and nearly all things related to it. (Where it comes from, how it’s prepared, how it was invented, what it tastes like, the critique of it, specific ways it brings people together… I love it all) I was given access to review the audio of “The Black, White, and The Grey” from @prhaudio through their Volumes app and I was immediately drawn to this story because it was about the creation of a restaurant. However, right from the start, Mashama Bailey (a Black chef from Queens) tells you how the writing of this dual memoir with her business partner, John Morisano (a White media entrepreneur), evolved into more than just the tale of how this restaurant came to be. They talk about the various challenges that they encountered starting the restaurant which included everything from acquiring the building to racial prejudices and equality. I loved listening to Mashama tell how this memoir evolved from something she didn’t want to participate in, to her becoming a major voice offering a crucial view of their story. John and Mashama both offer really honest and authentic voices that put a lot of things into perspective concerning racial divides in the South, with honest words that are important to read no matter where you live. One of my pipe dreams is to open a restaurant or have a food truck someday, and this was a dose of reality that restaurants are not easy things to manage and that food, culture, location, and people are a big part. I also loved the inclusion of recipes! Doing memoirs via audio are my favorite because it’s nice to hear the authors tell stories in their own voice and I loved listening to Mashama and John! Do you have a favorite memoir? #theblackwhiteandthegrey #mashamabailey #johnmorisano #food #onthebed #memoir #audiobook

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