It’s been a really long time since I’ve written a book review, and this is my first memoir review ever. I’m writing it for Herizons and it is almost done. It’s really hard to put all my thoughts into the 350 word limit the magazine requires, so the overflow is going here.
Marusya Bociurkiw’s Comfort Food For Breakups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girl is a wonderful read by a very accomplished writer. This is her 4th book–she’s written a novel, a book of short stories, a book of poetry. She’s made 9 films. And check out her amazing blog (as a new blogger, I am in awe www.recipesfortrouble.com )
Bociurkiw got my own memories of food and relationships stirring: the big, beefy hamburger that ended a four-year period of vegetarianism and soothed me after a terrible break-up; the aroma of my grandmother’s kitchen--a strange mixture of kerosene and cumin—that feels like home despite it being thousands of miles away; and the pang of longing for my mother when I can’t get my daal tasting just like her’s.
OK, the rest is going into the actual review. Go read the book!