"Fresh and smart, sassy. Romps through profound history and literature without losing readers." --Judge, 2016 Writer's Digest Book Awards
"Imagine if Judith Krantz had been a history scholar at Yale when she wrote Scruples. If this idea appeals, you are likely to be engaged and fascinated by Black Is Not A Color. The book is at once witty, smart and touching. It will make you want to devour chicken paprikash and then go shopping at a chic Manhattan boutique with your best girlfriend. A sensitive delineation of family dynamics and some wonderful insight into geopolitical geography."--Jane Stern, author of The New York Times bestselling ElvisWorld, Roadfood, and many other books on food and popular culture
From the Author
Caregiving for an aging parent is hard, especially when you're trying to run your own life. But what if the parent you're looking after is someone who wasn't part of your life as a child?
Nobody could be worse at caregiving than Ava Fodor is with her father Zsolt. Lousy cooking skills, lack of patience, simmering resentment and unresolved feelings of abandonment all gnaw at Ava as she attempts to help her father through the final chapter of his life.
Plus he's screwing up her time with Pierre, her new French boyfriend. What's in this situation for Ava and how does she manage it?
If you want to feel better about your own caregiving of an elderly parent, read Black is Not a Color. You will laugh and by the end you will learn something that will stay in your heart. If Ava could, you can too. Lots of romance in this book too.