Diana Abu-Jaber & Monique Truong

Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 PM
Diana Abu-Jaber presents Life Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family
In conversation with Monique Truong

The new memoir by prize-winning author Diana Abu-Jaber (Birds of Paradise, Crescent) describes a childhood caught between two powerful figures: her tough, independent sugar-fiend of a German grandmother, and her flamboyant, spice-obsessed Arab father, each with decided opinions on how a girl should live. Lavished with contradictory “advice” from both sides of her family, Diana spent years learning how to ignore others’ well-intentioned prescriptions. Highly praised by fellow authors including Kate Christensen, Heidi Durrow and Ruth Reichl, Life Without a Recipe is Diana’s hilarious and poignant celebration of escaping family and making family on one’s own terms. Tonight at Greenlight, she talks about food, family and writing with Monique Truong, author of the novels The Book of Salt and Bitter in the Mouth.

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217