A Really Big Lunch

By Jim Harrison
With an introduction by Mario Batali
Read by Joe Barrett

8.79 Hours 03/24/2017 unabridged
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Jim Harrison’s legendary gourmandise is on full display in A Really Big Lunch. From the titular New Yorker piece about a French lunch that went to thirty-seven courses to pieces from Brick, Playboy, Kermit Lynch’s newsletter, and others, from the relationship between hunter and prey to the obscure language of wine reviews, A Really Big Lunch is shot through with Harrison’s pointed aperçus and keen delight in the pleasures of the senses. And between the lines, the pieces give glimpses of Harrison’s life over the last three decades. A Really Big Lunch is a literary delight that will satisfy every appetite.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2017 Voice Arts Award for Humor

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2017

Jim Harrison’s legendary gourmandise is on full display in A Really Big Lunch. From the titular New Yorker piece about a French lunch that went to thirty-seven courses to pieces from Brick, Playboy, Kermit Lynch’s newsletter, and others, from the relationship between hunter and prey to the obscure language of wine reviews, A Really Big Lunch is shot through with Harrison’s pointed aperçus and keen delight in the pleasures of the senses. And between the lines, the pieces give glimpses of Harrison’s life over the last three decades. A Really Big Lunch is a literary delight that will satisfy every appetite.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jim Harrison is the Henry Miller of food writing. His passion is infectious.” Wall Street Journal
A Really Big Lunch…brings him roaring to the page again in all his unapologetic immoderacy, with spicy bon mots and salty language.” NPR
“Harrison’s enthusiastic, funny, and uncompromising views on how to eat, drink, and live well…His writing is bodily, bawdy, sharp.” Boston Globe
“Showcases [Harrison’s] irascible wit and lust for life.” Newsday
“Sage and succulent essays…[with] Harrison’s searing wit and capacious heart.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“A celebration of eating well and drinking even better as a recipe for the good life.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“His gusto sparkles throughout this collection of magazine essays on food.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was the author of over thirty-five books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, The English Major, and The Farmer’s Daughter. His writing appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and the New York Times. He earned a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. His work has been recognized worldwide and published in twenty-two languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English