Book Review of
Finding Freedom by Erin French was published in 2021. It is a memoir about food, but also a memoir about so much more.
I love memoirs and I love food and cooking, so when this book got a lot of attention when it came out, I knew that I wanted to read it. I bought it and it has sat in my to be read pile for the last two years.
After reading two more heavy more serious nonfiction books, I needed something a little different to read, so I picked this one up.
I like this book, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had known more about the author and her restaurant. I knew nothing about Erin French before reading this book.
Like most memoirs, this book shares a raw and real story. It has drugs, alcohol, and abuse. But it is also the story of overcoming addiction, working hard, second chances, and not giving up.
If you are familiar with Erin French and The Lost Kitchen, I think you will enjoy this. If you love memoirs about food and cooking, you will probably also enjoy it.