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The Resource Crave : a memoir of food and longing, Christine S. O'Brien

Crave : a memoir of food and longing, Christine S. O'Brien

Label
Crave : a memoir of food and longing
Title
Crave
Title remainder
a memoir of food and longing
Statement of responsibility
Christine S. O'Brien
Title variation
Memoir of food and longing
Title variation remainder
a memoir of food and longing
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Christine O'Brien remembers growing up in NYC's famous Dakota apartment with her powerful father, her beautiful mother, and a food obsession that consumed her. Hunger comes in many forms. A person can crave a steak in the same way that she can crave a perfect family life. In her memoir, Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing, Christine O'Brien tells the story of her own cravings. It's a story of growing up in a family with a successful, but explosive father, a beautiful, but damaged, mother and three brothers in New York City's famed Dakota apartment building. Christine's father was Ed Scherick, the ABC television executive and film producer who created ABC's Wide World of Sports as well as classic films like The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and The Heartbreak Kid. Her mother, Carol, was raised on a farm in Missouri. With chestnut hair and the all-American good looks that won her the title of Miss Missouri and a finalist place in The Miss America Contest she looked to be the perfect wife and mother. But, Carol had a craving that was almost impossible to fill. Seriously injured in a farming accident when she was a girl, she craved health even though doctors told her that she was perfectly fine. Setting out on a journey through the quacks of the East Coast, she began seeing a doctor who prescribed "The Program" as a way to health for her and her family. At first she ate nothing but raw liver and drank shakes made with fresh yeast. Then it was blended salads, the forerunner of the smoothie. And that was all she let her family eat. This well-meant tyranny of the dinner table led Christine to her own cravings for family, for food and for the words to tell the story of her hunger. Crave is that story--the chronicle of a writer's painful and ultimately satisfying awakening."--Provided by publisher
  • Hunger comes in many forms. O'Brien grew up in NYC's famous Dakota apartments. Her father, Ed Scherick, was an ABC television executive and film producer; her mother, Carol, a former a Miss Missouri and a finalist place in The Miss America Contest. But, having been injured in a farming accident when she was a girl, Carol craved health even though doctors told her that she was perfectly fine. Her tyranny of the dinner table led Christine to her own cravings for family, for food and for the words to tell the story of her hunger. -- adapted from publisher info
Summary
In this heart-wrenching memoir, the author, the daughter of an Academy Award-winning film producer, recounts a life spent struggling with food, telling the story of her own cravings and her painful, yet ultimately satisfying, journey to find balance
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738728
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Christine Scherick
Dewey number
306.874/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.O227
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romann, Carol Ruth
  • O'Brien, Christine Scherick
  • Scherick, Edgar J.
  • Dakota, The (New York, N.Y.)
  • Scherick, Edgar J
  • Dakota, The (New York, N.Y.)
  • California
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Natural foods
  • Adult children of divorced parents
  • Television producers and directors
  • New York Metropolitan Area
  • California
  • Adult children of divorced parents
  • Families
  • Manners and customs
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Natural foods
  • Television producers and directors
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of food and longing
Label
Crave : a memoir of food and longing, Christine S. O'Brien
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035769967
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781250128836
Lccn
2018022097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035769967
Label
Crave : a memoir of food and longing, Christine S. O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035769967
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781250128836
Lccn
2018022097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035769967

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