Chewing the Fat is a travel and food themed book club in New York City for freelance writers founded by Jessica Colley Clarke and Kate Thorman. Approximately once a month 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.
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.
June 2012: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.