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everything is under control by phyllis grant

$25.00

phyllis grant’s everything is under control is a memoir about appetite as it comes, goes, and refocuses its object of desire. grant’s story follows the sometimes smooth, sometimes jagged, always revealing contours of her life: from her days as a dancer struggling to find her place at julliard, to her experiences in and out of four-star kitchens in new york city, to falling in love with her future husband and leaving the city after 9/11 for california, where her children are born. all the while, a sense of longing pulses in each stage as she moves through the headspace of a young woman longing to be sustained by a city into that of a mother now sustaining a family herself.

written with the transparency of a diarist, everything is under control is an unputdownable series of vignettes followed by tried-and-true recipes from grant’s table—a heartrending yet unsentimental portrait of the highs and lows of young adulthood, motherhood, and a life in the kitchen.

hardcover. 256 pages. published by farrar, straus and giroux.