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Among Friends (Paperback)

Author:  M. F. K. Fisher
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1593760248
ISBN-13: 9781593760243
Sku: 36260498
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  306
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Originally published in 1970, Among Friends provides a fascinating glimpse into the background and development of one of our most delightful and best-loved writers, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher - the woman who elevated food writing to a literary art. In Among Friends M. F. K. Fisher begins her recollections in Albion, Michigan, but they soon lead her to Whittier, California, where her family moved in 1912, when she was four. The "Friends" of the title range from the hobos who could count on food at the family's back door to the businessmen who advertised in Father's paper-but above all they are the Quakers who were the prominent group in Whittier. Mary Frances Kennedy found them unusual friends indeed: in the more than forty years that she lived in Whittier she was never invited inside a Friend's house. Her portraits of her father, Rex-her mentor, himself the editor of the local newspaper-her mother, Edith, and the other members of her family are memorable and moving.
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M.F.K. Fisher's autobiography describes her life growing up as a non-Quaker in a Quaker town in California, her colorful parents, her sister, and a droll collection of servants.
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Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher
Fisher was the first "food writer" in America. She published her first book in 1937, when she was in her early 30s, and for the next 25 years had only a small (though dedicated) readership. However, during the food revolution of the 1960s and '70s, she was rediscovered, and has come to be considered a major writer. She was born in Michigan in 1908, but when she was 2, the family moved to Whittier, California, where her father edited the local newspaper. She considered California her true home, inevitably finding herself back there after travels and residencies in, among other places, the south of France and New York City. She was married three times, had two daughters (one "illegitimate"), and published a total of 26 books.
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