Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 20, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: Julie Frist and The Importance of Frozen Pizza

Book Titles: The Splendid and The Vile, Beartown

Several of you have asked about my oldest daughter in Atlanta – corona positive – and husband in Nashville – presumed positive. Thank you so much for your care and concern and love. They are doing okay! Most importantly, not worse. Our daughter has had a cough, fever, and tightness of chest for 9 days. She and her roommate remain about the same, together in …

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December 28, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

New Year, New You: Guest Post by Julie Frist on Free Range Kids

Book Title: Free Range Kids

Do any of us ever feel completely sure that we’re getting parenting right, or even mostly right?  God knows I don’t. I always love to hear about a thought-provoking parenting book, and today, I’m thrilled for Julie Frist to share her thoughts on one that has influenced her approach heading into the new year… From Julie:  We all know that books provide a nice escape from …

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December 18, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Readers’ Top Picks of 2016: This List is Lit!

Bacon readers from near and far have sent in their top picks of 2016, and I’m thrilled to share their rousing recommendations in this last post before Christmas!  Each contributor’s name is linked to a website of particular interest.  Without further ado, and with sincerest thanks to those who sent in their favorite reads of the year (Christina Apperson, Kobie Pretorius, Maria Browning, Ed Tarkington, Leslie Zmugg, Adam …

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September 17, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Julie Frist on a Story of Ingenuity and Determination (I am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes)

Book Title: I am Pilgrim

Julie Frist has nerves of steel.  You have to keep your cool when you’re taking flying lessons.  There’s a premium on a steady hand – and steady mind – when you’re a competitive golfer (she played at Yale).  You’ve got to be sharp every day at Goldman Sachs, where she worked before and after B-school.  Grace under pressure is just part of her story, though. …

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