Meet Author Julia Pandl (Memoir of the Sunday Brunch)

Mar 14 2013 7:00 pm
For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage included mandatory service at her family’s Milwaukee-based restaurant, where she watched as her father-who was also the chef-ruled with the strictness of a drill sergeant.

At age twelve, Julia was initiated into the ritual of the Sunday brunch, a weekly madhouse, where she-and her eight siblings before her-did service in a situation of controlled chaos, learning not just the family business but also life lessons that would shape them for years to come. she now looks back on those formative years as a source of strength as the world her father knew began to change into a tougher, less welcoming place.

This witty, honest, and exuberant memoir marks the debut of a writer who knows that humor exists in even the smallest details of our lives and that the biggest moments we ever experience can happen behind the pancake station at the Sunday brunch.

 
$13.95
ISBN-13: 9781616201722
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 11/2012
For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage into young-adulthood included mandatory service at her family's restaurant, where she watched as her father--who was also the chef--ruled with the strictness of a drill sergeant. At age twelve, Julie was initiated into the rite of the Sunday brunch, a weekly madhouse at her father's Milwaukee-based restaurant, where she and her eight older siblings before her did service in a situation of controlled chaos, learning the ropes of the family business and, more important, learning life lessons that would shape them for all the years to come. In her wry memoir, she looks back on those formative years, a time not just of growing up but, ultimately, of becoming a source of strength and support as the world her father knew began to change into a tougher, less welcoming place. Part coming-of-age story a la "The Tender Bar," part win- dow into the mysteries of the restaurant business a la "Kitchen Confidential," Julie Pandl provides tender wisdom about the bonds between fathers and daughters and about the simple pleasures that lie in the daily ritual of breaking bread. This honest and exuberant memoir marks the debut of a writer who discovers that humor exists in even the smallest details of our lives and that the biggest moments we ever experience can happen behind the pancake station at the Sunday brunch.

Location: 
Street:
2513 Jackson Ave
City:
Ann Arbor
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Province:
Michigan
Postal Code:
48103-3818
Country:
United States