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Michael Pollan

.. And not just because there are so many great barbecue scenes. (Henry Fielding called The Odyssey's "Homer's wonderful book about eating," and wasn't too far off.) But there's lots to be learn about story structure too, and why it's often a good idea to begin in the middle.  

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Michael Pollan

.. And not just because there are so many great barbecue scenes. (Henry Fielding called The Odyssey's "Homer's wonderful book about eating," and wasn't too far off.) But there's lots to be learn about story structure too, and why it's often a good idea to begin in the middle.  

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Lisa Yuskavage

This was on my high school reading list. I loved every bit of it. I have always wanted to read it again. If I am on a desert island, I will have plenty of time.

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Betty Fussell

In my 30s I tried to teach myself classical Greek so I could read Homer and Sophocles. Of course I failed because their words were mouthed not read. But the stories Homer retold of the fall of empires and the longing for home are as vivid today as a thousand years ago. From him I learned why I love grilled meats.

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Yara Shahidi

“The Odyssey” was first book I read with my Grampie at four-years-old and was my introduction to the mesmerizing tales of Roman and Greek Mythology. Not only is this book a classic, with plenty of recognizable tales, but truly a whimsical experience of triumph, love, and hardship.

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