"It wasn’t that I woke up one morning and thought this is the book I needed to write, but then it was the only book I could write. I very quickly understood there was no way for me—as Alice Waters’s daughter—to exist in the public eye without acknowledging and writing that. Rather than feel encumbered by it, how can I talk about all the wonders of this relationship?"
Claire Dederer's latest memoir belongs on the must-read list for women of any age, for reasons both confronting and comforting. We interviewed the author on her writing process, aging and more.