Chewing the Fat

Chewing the Fat is a travel and food themed book club in New York City for freelance writers. The group meets at a NYC bar/restaurant with a theme that matches the novel or nonfiction work they are reading.

For more information on the book club or to enquire about joining, contact Jessica directly.


March 2020: The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker

November 2019: Notes to Self by Emilie Pine

September 2019: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

April 2019: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

February 2019: Normal People by Sally Rooney

August 2018: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

June 2018: Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen

April 2018: Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

February 2018: Bulletproof Vest by Maria Venegas

December 2017: Annual holiday party

October 2017: Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

August 2017: Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy

July 2017: Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

June 2017: The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr

April 2017: Rome and a Villa by Eleanor Clark

December 2016: St. Marks is Dead by Ada Calhoun

October 2016: A Time to Be Born by Dawn Powell

July 2016: The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christiansen

May 2016: Drinking With Men by Rosie Schaap

March 2016: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

February 2016: M Train by Patti Smith

December 2015: Annual holiday party

August 2015: Sri Lanka: The Two Faces of Paradise by Leslie Jamison (from AFAR magazine)

March 2015: Napoleon’s Privates by Tony Perrottet

January 2015: Annual Holiday Party

November 2014:  Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida

September 2014: Nothing to Declare by Mary Morris

August 2014: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

June 2014: The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

April 2014: The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

February 2014: Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

December 2013: Holiday Party

October 2013: The Cruel Way: Switzerland to Afghanistan in a Ford, 1939 by Ella Maillart

August 2013: Here is New York by E.B. White

June 2013: The Quiet American by Graham Greene

May 2013: Miami by Joan Didion

March 2013: Mornings in Mexico by D.H. Lawrence

January 2013: Wanderlust by Elisabeth Eaves

November 2012: A Russian Journal by John Steinbeck.

September 2012: The Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher.

August 2012: Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere by Jan Morris.

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