The Resource Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression, David Leite, (electronic resource)

Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression, David Leite, (electronic resource)

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Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression
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Notes on a banana
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a memoir of food, love, and manic depression
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David Leite
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eng
Summary
The stunning and long-awaited memoir from the beloved founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite's Culinaria--a candid, courageous, and at times laugh-out-loud funny story of family, food, mental illness, and sexual identity.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."Notes on a Banana is his heartfelt, unflinchingly honest, yet tender memoir of growing up, accepting himself, and turning his love of food into an award-winning career. Reminiscing about the people and events that shaped him, David looks back at the highs and lows of his life: from his rejection of being gay and his attempt to "turn straight" through Aesthetic Realism, a cult in downtown Manhattan, to becoming a writer, cookbook author, and web publisher, to his twenty-three-year relationship with Alan, known to millions of David's readers as "The One," which began with (what else?) food. Woven throughout these stories are the dishes David loves--the tastes that led him to happiness, health, and success.A blend of Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind, the food memoirs of Ruth Reichl, Anthony Bourdain, and Gabrielle Hamilton, and the character-rich storytelling of Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, and Jenny Lawson, Notes on a Banana is a feast that dazzles, delights, and, ultimately, heals
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TEFOD
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Leite, David
Dewey number
641.5092
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LC call number
TX649.L45
LC item number
A3 2017ab
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memoirs
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Read by David Leite
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leite, David
  • Food writers
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
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Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression, David Leite, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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  • Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 2 min., 44 sec.))
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online
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9780062660657
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bff6f368-fcac-472c-b404-258e1ed4893e
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(OCoLC)982247455
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Label
Notes on a banana : a memoir of food, love, and manic depression, David Leite, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
  • Unabridged.
  • Retail edition.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 2 min., 44 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062660657
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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bff6f368-fcac-472c-b404-258e1ed4893e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)982247455
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not applicable
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