Monday, April 11, 2016

Padma Lakshmi's 6 favorite books

Padma Lakshmi is the host of Top Chef, Bravo's long-running TV series. Her new memoir is Love, Loss, and What We Ate. One of her six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Liars' Club by Mary Karr

If any memoirist in this country tells you they haven't been influenced by The Liars' Club, they are either lying or uninformed. The genius of Karr's memoir is that it's really not about her, but about her parents, told with love and innocence while fearlessly illustrating their faults.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Liars’ Club is among RenĂ© Steinke’s top six Texas books that aren't about cowboys, Julie Buntin's top twelve memoirs by women that will get you through anything, Calvin Trillin's five favorite memoirs, and Rebecca Ford's favorite five non-fiction books.

--Marshal Zeringue