Don't Kill the Birthday Girl

Don't Kill the Birthday Girl

Tales From An Allergic Life

Book - 2011
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Sandra Beasley has had severe allergies to certain foods her entire life. When butter is deadly and eggs can make your throat swell shut, cupcakes and other joys of childhood are out of the question-and so Sandra's mother used to warn guests against a toxic, frosting-tinged kiss with "Don't kill the birthday girl!" Now an award-winning poet, essayist, and editor, Sandra has written a captivating memoir about a subject that has only been addressed in either medical guides or recipe books: a cultural history and sociological study of food allergies, melded with her own humorous and sometimes heartbreaking experiences. From her short-lived gig as a restaurant reviewer to the dates that ended with trips to the emergency room, Sandra writes with verve and style about the struggle of a modern young woman to come to terms with a potentially deadly disorder.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Paperbacks, 2011
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780307588128
Branch Call Number: 362.19697 B3806d 2011
Characteristics: viii, 229 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Do not kill the birthday girl


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Jul 22, 2014

Great book! being a mother of a daughter with multiple food allergies made me more aware of all those little details I have to think as she is growing up and integrating in school

Feb 18, 2012

this book really makes you aware of the allergies some people are coping with-- I have a whole new appreciation now!


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