Karen Karbo


Karen Karbo is the author of fourteen award-winning novels, memoirs and works of non-fiction including the best-selling “Kick Ass Women” series: Julia Child Rules (October 2013); How Georgia Became O’Keeffe (2011); The Gospel According to Coco Chanel (2009), and How to Hepburn (2007). Her 2004 memoir, The Stuff of Life, about the last year she spent with her father before his death, was a New York Times Notable Book, a People Magazine Critics’ Choice, a Books for a Better Life Award finalist, and a winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Non-fiction. Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in Elle, Vogue, Esquire, Outside, the New York Times, salon.com and other magazines. Recently, she was one of 24 writers awarded an Amtrak Residency.


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Shelf Awareness Reviews The Diamond Lane

Discover: A reissue of a smart early-'90s-era comedy of manners about familial, romantic and Hollywood entanglements. Shirl, the widowed matriarch of ...
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Nancy Pearl Reviews The Diamond Lane

Marcie Sillman talks with revered librarian Nancy Pearl. One in a series of regular book reviews on KWOG.org ...
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The Largehearted Boy Features The Diamond Lane Playlist

Largehearted Boy is a music blog featuring daily free and legal music downloads as well as news from the worlds ...
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The Legend of Il Palio

The A.V. Club and Basil Hayden's Bourbon have been doing a series of parties around the country celebrating cocktails and ...
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Julia Child’s savory life lessons inspire Portland writer Karen Karbo

  By TRISTA CORNELIUS/Special to The Oregonian My friend is taking a recipe-writing class, and her instructor presented an elaborate example. The ...
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In Conversation: Glamour Magazine

Friday, 11/ 1/2013 12:00 PM Life Advice From Julia Child That Goes Way Beyond the Kitchen by Maggie Mertens If there's one thing ...
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OPB Interview Julia Child Rules

Interview with Allison Frost, Oregon Public Broadcasting: Julia Child Rules

"Every generation imprints on a slightly different Julia." Listen to my interview on Julia Child Rules with the highly skilled interviewer, ...
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Voices on Writing: The ASJA Monthly (American Society of Journalists and Authors)

By Barbara DeMarco-Barrett | From the October 2013 Issue Novelist, journalist, and witty, no-nonsense social commentator, Karen Karbo is the author ...
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