Sample Saturday – taxis, a trust fund, and dementia


Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

Driving Hungry: A Memoir by Layne Mosler

Why I have it: Read about it here.

Summary: Mosler, a frustrated aspiring chef left the US for Buenos Aires, where she studied tango and started asking taxi drivers for restaurant recommendations – not fancy or tourist places, but where they themselves actually ate.

I’m thinking: No. I’ll explore more of Mosler’s blog, Taxi Gourmet, before diving into the whole story (especially her tips for Berlin).

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Why I have it: Was on all the lists of ‘books to look out for’ at the beginning of the year.

Summary: The Plumb family is spectacularly dysfunctional. And then they start fighting over their trust fund.

I’m thinking: Yes – family problems and NYC is an irresistible combination.

Not Right in the Head by Michelle Wyatt

Why I have it: I read this interview with the author – interesting because I’m of an age when starting to worry about parents and their care is real.

Summary: Alzheimer’s is no laughing matter but Wyatt and her family did allow themselves to see the funny side of the things they witnessed during their mother’s battle with dementia.

I’m thinking: Yes. Wyatt’s story struck a chord from the very first page.

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