Jessica Fechtor Discusses Her Memoir/Cookbook, Stir

Sunday, August 23, at 4:00pm

Stir author largePlease join us for a talk, Q&A and signing with Jessica Fechtor, author of the New York Times bestseller, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home, on Sunday, August 23 from 4pm to 5:30pm.

At 28, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved.

Jessica’s journey to recovery began in the kitchen as soon as she was able to stand at the stovetop and stir. There, she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and baking. Written with intelligence, humor, and warmth, Stir is a heartfelt 4177MUapjLLexamination of what it means to nourish and be nourished.

Woven throughout the narrative are 27 recipes for dishes that comfort and delight Stir is an inspiration.

JESSICA FECHTOR writes the popular food blog, Sweet Amandine. She is a PhD candidate in Jewish Literature at Harvard University, and lives with her husband and daughters in San Francisco. She doesn’t believe in secret recipes.

“…a recipe for living a life of meaning.” — The Wall Street Journal

“Charmingly peppered with personal recipes, [STIR] thoroughly inspired readers and immersed them in Fechtor’s against-all-odds life.” — Elle