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Fanny Singer and Alice Waters by Brigitte Lacombe

A Conversation With Fanny Singer About Her Mother-Daughter Memoir, Always Home

"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 2 (c) Jenny Jimenez

A Conversation with Love and Trouble author, Claire Dederer

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.