Elissa Altman - Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing — in conversation with Jacki Lyden

Upcoming Event
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Picking up where her Washington Post “Feeding My Mother” column left off in May 2016, Altman’s bittersweet memoir tells the story of her and her mother’s lifelong struggle to understand each other. A  Manhattan singer and shopaholic, Altman’s mother had little in common with her quiet daughter, and after years of contention Altman established an independent life with her wife in Connecticut. Then her mother fell, and the complicated relationship took another turn as Altman became the caretaker.

Altman, an award-winning food writer and author of the Poor Man’s Feast blog, will be in conversation with Jacki Lyden, former NPR correspondent and author of Daughter of the Queen of Sheba.


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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780399181580
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 6th, 2019

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