One More Food Book for 2009
Bruni stepped down as New York Times restaurant critic earlier this year. While his memoir does include observations from his time in that influential position, it's really about his lifelong struggle with his weight and the eating disorder his struggle prompts. Bruni is a very strong writer, descriptive and witty, and his memoir manages to be affecting without falling prey, as so many memoirs do, to self-pitying self-indulgence.
Readers, what food books kept you turning the pages this year?