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Patricia Volk
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Patricia Volk is the author of the memoir Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family, as well as four works of fiction. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Bennington College. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, New York, The New Yorker, and Playboy. She lives in New York City.

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Shocked
My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me
Written by Patricia Volk


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $16.95

An NPR Best Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year


How does a girl fashion herself into a woman? In this richly illustrated memoir, writer Patricia Volk juxtaposes her two childhood idols to find her answer. Her mother, Audrey, was an upper-middle-class New Yorker and a great beauty—meticulously groomed, proudly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Shocked
My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me
Written by Patricia Volk


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $26.95

From the acclaimed author of Stuffed: an intimate, richly illustrated memoir, written with charm and panache, that juxtaposes two fascinating lives—the iconoclastic designer Elsa Schiaparelli and the author’s own mother—to explore how a girl fashions herself into a woman.

Audrey Morgen Volk, an upper-middle-class New Yorker, was a great beauty and the... Read more >
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Shocked
My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me
Written by Patricia Volk


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Stuffed
Adventures of a Restaurant Family
Written by Patricia Volk


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $13.95

Patricia Volk’s delicious memoir lets us into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where you’re never just hungry–your starving to death, and you’re never just full–you’re stuffed. Volk’s family fed New York City for one hundred years, from 1888 when her great-grandfather introduced pastrami to America until 1988... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Stuffed
Adventures of a Restaurant Family
Written by Patricia Volk


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Exam Copy
To My Dearest Friends

Written by Patricia Volk


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $13.95

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To My Dearest Friends

Written by Patricia Volk


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $9.99

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