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Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen

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 Blue Plate Special Blue Plate Special: an Autobiography of My Appetites
Kate Christensen

 

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“. . . an example to women in search of their own healing.”

Family dysfunction, poverty and comfort food sums up the years of Kate Christensen’s childhood in her memoir, Blue Plate Special: an Autobiography of My Appetites. A connoisseur of food, Christiansen’s favorite meals link her to the difficult memories that shaped her life.

In the shadow of her mother’s misfortune, Katie longed for a typical life, one that didn’t consist of frequent moves, various dads, abuse and her mom’s unending pursuit for a doctorate degree. These experiences influenced Katie’s coping skills and future relationships.

Christianson’s story isn’t hers alone. She is the voice of the women whose lives have been shaped by fear, control and loathing. In Blue Plate Special: an Autobiography of My Appetites, Christianson’s courage to face her past serves as an example to women in search of their own healing.

Reviewer: Tammy L. Sanchez, MPW; Freelance Writer