Notes on A Banana

Notes on A Banana

A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression

Audiobook CD - 2017
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Born into a family of Azorean immigrants, David Leite grew up in the 1960s in a devoutly Catholic, blue-collar, food-crazed Portuguese home in Fall River, Massachusetts. A clever and determined dreamer with a vivid imagination and a flair for the dramatic, 'Banana' as his mother endearingly called him, obsessed over proper hair care, yearned to live in a middle-class house with a swinging kitchen door like the ones on television, and fell in love with everything French, thanks to his Portuguese and French-Canadian godmother. But David also struggled with the emotional devastation of bipolar disorder. Until he was diagnosed in his mid-thirties, David found relief from his wild mood swings in cooking, Julia Child, and a Viking stove he named 'Thor'. This is his heartfelt, unflinchingly honest, yet tender memoir of growing up, accepting himself, and turning his love of food into an award winning career.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2017
ISBN: 0062679309
9780062679307
Branch Call Number: CD B LEITE
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,rda
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in

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