My First Popsicle: An Anthology of Food and Feelings


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$26.00  $24.18
Penguin Books
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6.29 X 8.09 X 1.05 inches | 0.98 pounds
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About the Author

Zosia Mamet is perhaps best known for her starring role in the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning HBO series Girls, and her role in the Emmy-nominated HBO Max series The Flight Attendant. When she isn't on screen, you can find her at the barn riding her horse, or at home in the woods with her husband and snuggling their dog.


For anyone else who has saved a meaningful recipe, struggled with their relationship with food, remembered a break-up by what they were eating (a meatball in one contributor's case), or treasured a food experience, this wonderful, immersive collection of essays and short reminiscences edited by actor Zosia Mamet from Girls with contributions by superstars like Stephanie Danler, is absolutely essential. Pair this book with an apron or potholder with a restaurant gift certificate and you've got yourself a perfect gift. --Zibby Owens, GMA

"[These] essays are eclectic, candid, and nourishing. Often the anecdotes and insights are laugh-out-loud funny and cathartic in all the big and small ways. [The collection] is expertly curated so that there is a contrast in moods, identities, and experiences." --Shondaland

"[My First Popsicle] is a collection of essays about our emotional connections to food. Inspired by the video of a friend's son enjoying a Popsicle for the first time, actor Mamet sought to create a book about a topic "ripe with associations." She enlisted the help of contributors from diverse backgrounds in art and culture. Most of the essays capture an isolated moment in time, making the book perfect for reading in short, leisurely spurts..the book is an appealing reminder of the power of food...A good gift for foodies." -Kirkus

In this nourishing collection, Girls star and Glamour columnist Mamet gathers food stories and recipes from an A-list cast of actors, comedians, musicians, and other celebrities... A professed "potluck of words," the tone and depth of the essays vary, though they are all generously served up, even when acerbic. "Isn't that when food tastes best," Mamet asks, "when it's made with love?" There's a cozy vibe, like a church supper cookbook (with famous congregants). It's nifty to glimpse stars of the stage and screen through their menus in this delectable project. -Publishers Weekly

Each essay showcases the powerful connection between our emotions and food. VERDICT Recommended for lovers of food and essays. --Library Journal