Friday Eating & Reading

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I can’t believe it’s already Friday. I have so much more to talk about, so be sure to check back on Monday and Tuesday, even though I usually take all of Thanksgiving week off. Before I get to my round-up, I wanted to announce a LEGIT giveaway that fits right in with my theme of JUST GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS ALREADY. Check this out: You can win everything you need to create the ultimate dinner party for ten, including a copy of How to Celebrate Everything, along with high-qual, super-fresh ingredients from HelloFresh, artisanal cocktails from Drizly, and $1000 towards hand-crafted tabletop decor from Etsy. YES. You read that right! The sweepstakes only runs until November 30, so enter today.
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What else?
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Seven ways to prep for Thanksgiving right now. (I’ve already checked off #6.)
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If I were the type to switch up the turkey, I’d be all over this Bourbon-and-Brown-Sugar-Glazed number.
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Thirty-one Thanksgiving pies.
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I wrote a new, downloadable Thanksgiving Mad Lib for Real Simple. (Book owners: You can just photocopy page 63, the original.) Put one on each place setting to get the gratitude juices flowin’.
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Announcing the 2016 National Book Award Winners! P.S. Marchthe third in the Civil Rights trilogy written by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell won in the “Young People’s Literature” category; I also picked up finalist Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo because I am such a fan.
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What a dip party looks like.
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I admit it: I teared up watching The Gilmore Girls reunion trailer.
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Are you guys following HONY’s series on Macomb County?
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Read of the week: “I have no desire to be that person, who lets politics affect him so deeply he forgets the higher truths.”
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Listen of the week: Lin-Manuel Miranda on Marc Maron’s WTF. (Warning: As usual, lots f-bombing.)
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(And as long as we are talking podcasts: I’m addicted to How I Built This.)
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Here’s a pretty delicious looking leftover idea. (And don’t forget Mini-Shepherd’s Pie.)
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If you need a good detox after all those pies and potatoes: This superfood-packed smoothie looks like a good option. (And can we talk about how cute Gemma is?)
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Lastly, this is pretty cool: The New York Times is starting a new podcast with Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, and longtime Friend of DALS. His show plans to explore how and why people change, and he wants to help solve problems that are keeping you up at night. In his words: “We’re looking for readers who are grappling with a complicated situation, and aren’t sure what to do. Ideally, you’d be open to letting us in on the process of trying to resolve it.  Maybe your spouse makes more money than you do, and it’s created a divide in your relationship. Or you’re an executive on the rise, and struggling with a management questions. Or you’re going to a family reunion, and are worried about how you’ll break through to your estranged sibling. Or you’re unhappy in your marriage, and not sure how to fix it.” Call 234-200-6115 and leave a voicemail, or send your questions and stories to podcaststories@nytimes.com. (Nothing will be used in the podcast unless they get your permission first.)
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Have a good weekend.
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P.S. Locals! I’ll be at the Irvington Farmer’s Market this Sunday selling books from 9:00-10:30 if you want to stop by and say hi.
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7 Comments

L

I’ve ready your blog for a long time and continue to do so. I am starting to find it irritating that every single post is a plug for the book or mentions the book. Everyone knows about the book!

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Cheekie

Happy Thanksgiving, go do something nice for someone doing it rough in your neighbourhood.

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Christina Simon

Love your blog and all your books. Congratulations on the new book! Can’t wait for my copy to arrive.

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Ingrid

I have your new book, love it, and still forgot about the Mad Lib! Thanks for the reminder. I love Friday round-up posts, too, as otherwise I would miss such good stuff!

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Mary Wasielewski

Great round-up. Loving the Humans of New York series (as always), although some of them can be super frustrating to read. I want to talk to these people!

Going to check out more on your list now.

Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!

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