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    Betty Fussell

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    Married in 1949 at the age of 21 to the historian and writer Paul Fussell, Betty Fussell was self-taught in Latin and German and applied similar rigor to teaching herself to cook because (in her own words for Vogue in 2005) “housewifery wasn’t enough.” A self-education in cooking led to 12 books, a mix of memoir and essay, biography and history, and a 2009 win of the James Beard Foundation’s Journalism Award. Fussell released her latest, a book of essays titled “Eat, Live, Love, Die,” in November, 2016.

    Below are Betty Fussell’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.

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    Bill Gates


    The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Steven Pinker

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    Bret Easton Ellis


    Play It As It Lays

    Joan Didion

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    Bruce Wagner


    The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory Of Jack Kerouac

    Joyce Johnson

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    Caitlin Moran


    The Dictionary


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    Carrie Brownstein


    The Argonauts

    Maggie Nelson

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    Cass Bird


    My Uncle Oswald

    Roald Dahl


    Christiane Amanpour


    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown & Illustrated by Clement Hurd 

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    Christopher Guest


    Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

    Garry Wills

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    Cortney Burns and Nick Balla


    Dining with the Maharajas: A Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition

    Neha Prasad

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