My Kitchen Wars.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. First edition 8vo. 238pp. Dj has very slight shelf wear along top spine edge, cover also very slight bumping to spine end, otheriwse in perfect condition, corners sharp and intact. Binding tight, text pristine. First-person account of life with writer Paul Fussell, emphasis on cooking. From the dust jacket: "[Betty] is liberated from the tyrannical puritanism of her family.. But she soon finds herself captive again, constrained by the roles of faculty wife and mother. Still, she cannot help hungering for both a life of the mind and carnal pleasures. Her inner war to unite body and mind brings down the marriage, in a denouement as brutal as the whack of a cleaver. Yet Fussell, however bruised, emerges to cook another dinner and to tell the tale in this fierce and funny memoir." Fine in Fine dj Quarter cloth 0865475776 (Item ID: 70298)