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Nonfiction, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: Ten Books for Foodies and Six Star Memoirs; A Bibliographic Listing

Cookbooks, Food Memoirs, and Eating Advice from Chopra

Choi, Roy & others. L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food. Anthony Bourdain Bks/Ecco: HarperCollins. Nov. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780062202635. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062202642. COOKERY.MEMOIR

Chopra, Deepak. What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul. Harmony, dist. by Crown. Nov. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780770437213. $26. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. COOKERY/SELF-HELP

De Laurentiis, Giada. Giada’s Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets. Clarkson Potter, dist. by Crown. Nov. 2013. 256p. ISBN 9780307987204. $32.50; ebk. ISBN 9780307987204. COOKERY

Drummond, Ree. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Holidays! 135 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations. Morrow. Nov. 2013. 352p. ISBN 9780062225221 $29.99.COOKERY

Lagasse, Emeril. Emeril’s Cooking with Power: 100 Delicious Recipes Starring Your Slow Cooker, Multi Cooker, Pressure Cooker, and Deep Fryer. Morrow. Nov. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9780061742989. $25.99. COOKERY

Goodyear, Dana. Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture. Riverhead: Penguin Group (USA). Nov. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9781594488375. $27.95. COOKERY

Valastro, Buddy. Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9781451674330. $30. COOKERY

Vatinet, Lionel. A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker. Little, Brown. Nov. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780316200622. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780316255738; lib. ebk. ISBN 9780316255721.COOKERY

Wells, Patricia. My Two French Kitchens: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence. Morrow. Nov. 2013. 352p. ISBN 9780062088918. $35.COOKERY

White, Michael & Andrew Friedman. Classico e Moderno. Ballantine. Nov. 2013. 448p. ISBN 9780345530523. $50. COOKERY

Hot Authors from Julius Erving to Shirley MacLaine

Erving, Julius & Karl Taro Greenfeld. Dr. J: My Life Above the Rim and Behind Closed Doors. Harper: HarperCollins. Nov. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780062187925. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062188038. MEMOIR/SPORTS

Feldman, Corey. Coreyography: A Memoir. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2013. 288p. ISBN 9780312609337. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250038784. MEMOIR/FILM

Huston, Anjelica. Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York. Scribner. Nov. 2013. 256p. ISBN 9781451656299. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781451656312. CD: S. & S. Audio. MEMOIR/FILM

Nolte, Nick. Rich Man, Poor Man: A Memoir. Morrow. Nov. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780062219572. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062219596. lrg. prnt. MEMOIR/FILM

MacLaine, Shirley. What If…: A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know for Sure. Atria. Nov. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9781476728605. $23; ebk. ISBN MEMOIR/FILM

Tyson, Mike & Paul Sloman. Undisputed Truth: Subtitle TK. Blue Rider Pr: Penguin Group (USA). Nov. 2013. 368p. ISBN 9780399161285. $27.95. MEMOIR/FILM


Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (bhoffert@mediasourceinc.com, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle.