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From Jessica Fechtor, an exquisite memoir about how food connects us to ourselves, our lives, and each other.

Full Synopsis
At twenty-eight, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved.

Jessica's journey to recovery began in the kitchen as soon as she was able to stand at the stovetop and stir. There, she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and baking. Written with intelligence, humor, and warmth, Stir is a heartfelt examination of what it means to nourish and be nourished.

"[Fechtor] writes with clarity and obvious joy about the foods that have meant so much to her." ---Kirkus

"The writing is solid…" ---Publishers Weekly

"This memoir examines cooking and eating as social ritual…" ---Library Journal

"Fechtor does a professional job of narrating the story, coming across as earnest and irresistible. Skipping this work would be a mistake." ---Library Journal Audio Review


My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home

Author Jessica Fechtor

Narrated by Fechtor Jessica

Publication date Feb 16, 2016

Running time 6 hrs 22 min

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