I'm so excited to share this news!!
My memoir Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen is coming out on April 1, 2018.
"Hannah Howard's debut memoir Feast is a gorgeous, painful reckoning with food, femininity, and ambition - a moving look at a young woman becoming herself in the grueling culture of New York City restaurants. There's an affecting tension between Howard's passion for exquisite food and an eating disorder that has become a "soundtrack" to her life. This is a book full of heartbreak and delight, with appealing expertise from a talented writer who has been in the trenches, sampling suckling pig, taking the temperature of trout, dodging the unwanted advance from the chef. Rich, complex, and compulsively readable."
—Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Almost Famous Women
“Feast is a beautiful, heartbreaking, and life-affirming story that anyone who has ever struggled to define a healthy relationship with food will be able to relate to. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Nicola Kraus, author of The Nanny Diaries
"Hannah Howard tells her story with honesty, insight, humor and deliciously descriptive prose. Feast is a gripping, moving memoir, a book that lives up its name."
—Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask
"Heartfelt, heartbreaking, and courageously generous, FEAST is one of the most memorable and important debuts I’ve ever read. With beautiful lyricism and unflinching storytelling, Hannah Howard weaves together addiction, love, fear, sexism, insecurity, ambition, and trauma in a way I've never seen done before. As with everything, with every life, FEAST isn’t a story about one thing, but rather how intersecting, manifold, and even contradictory things make up a life. It’s a story about the miraculousness of becoming yourself. A must read for anyone who’s ever wanted to escape their body, for anyone who has loved deeply and wrongly, for anyone who has dared to forgive themselves."
--Morgan Parker, author, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce
“Brave and beautifully written, Feast is an addictive read. Hannah Howard brilliantly captures the complicated relationships so many of us have with food, love, sex, and ourselves in lyrical prose that will make you hungry for more.”
—Kimberly Rae Miller, author of Beautiful Bodies
"In her debut memoir FEAST, Hannah Howard licks the plate clean: no personal affliction or professional obsession is spared. It takes courage and a considerable chops to mine one's life and career so fastidiously. Howard feeds the reader well; FEAST is a great meal."
--Tia Keenan, author, The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude
Word for word, sentence for sentence, and chapter for chapter, Hannah Howard has written a hard-to-put-down book -- one that is heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting and inspirational.
--David Farley, author, An Irreverent Curiosity