Wrestling with Gravy: A Life, with Food

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In this inviting feast of a memoir, former New York Times food columnist Jonathan Reynolds dishes up a life that is by turns hilarious and tender–and seasoned with the zest of cooking, family, eating, and lounging around various tables in tryptophanic stupors.

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Jonathan Reynolds is an award-winning playwright, actor, screenwriter (for both film and television), and author. His monthly column on food appears in The New York Times Magazine. His plays include Dinner with Demons, Stonewall Jackson's House, which received a Pulitzer recommendation, and Geniuses, among several others. He received a Guggenheim grant for playwriting in 2004. Reynolds lives in New York with his wife, the producer and designer Heidi Ettinger, and is distinguished by his two sons, Frank and Edward.
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Random House
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Published on
Oct 7, 2008
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781588368171
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Culinary
Cooking / Essays & Narratives
Cooking / Reference
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