One of the most engaging reviews in the 3/27 NYT Book Review is for the memoir, My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe, about the author’s adventures running a deli in Brooklyn, with his mother-in-law, while maintaining his job as editor at the Paris Review. Any author would love this opener,

It’s hard not to fall in love with My Korean Deli. First, it’s the (very) rare memoir that places careful, loving attention squarely on other people rather than the author. Second, it tells a rollicking, made-for-the-movies story in a wonderfully funny deadpan style.

The book rose to #124 (from #258) on Amazon’s sales rankings.

My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store
Ben Ryder Howe
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. – (2011-03-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0805093435 / 9780805093438

Audio: Blackstone; read by Bronson Pinchot

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