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Kathleen Flinn to Release Third Book

The author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry and The Kitchen Counter Cooking School is plotting a culinary memoir set in the Midwest.

By Christopher Werner September 20, 2012

Kathleen Flinn cooks up a third book.

Kathleen Flinn, kitchen crusader, knife ninja, and apparent salt authority, is about to embark on a nationwide tour for her second book, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School. The haul kicks off at the Book Larder on the 25th and wraps up early December back here in Seattle.  

By then Flinn likely will be deep in the throes of plotting, drafting, writing and rewriting another collection of thoughts. In a recent newsletter Flinn announced she has sold a third book (working title: Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: Culinary Adventures from a Midwest Childhood) to publisher Viking/Penguin.

In the newsletter Flinn describes Burnt Toast as such: "My agent pitched it as The Glass Castle meets Ruth Reichl meets David Sedaris, except we were less poor than Jeannette Walls, and I’m not nearly as funny as David Sedaris. Also, we were Baptists, not Jewish. Otherwise, it’s just like that."

She goes on to add, "I'm pretty psyched to have a reason to delve into my family history."

The book is due out in the first half of 2014.

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