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Summary

With wit and sentiment, Tanya Eby shares recipes designed to appeal to certain moods. Sometimes you want to feel energized, sometimes you want something that soothes your spirit, sometimes you just want to eat a ton of casserole because eating feels good. 

You’ll find in Sweet & Sorrow:

  • Lots of swearing
  • Recipes that aren’t recipes
  • Recipes that are recipes 
  • Ideas for snacks, lunch, dinner, and dessert
  • The story of a life-changing kiss
  • Suggestions on when to just order takeout
  • Random poetry (just a little) 
  • Thoughts on why Tanya shouldn’t be allowed at parties 
  • Laughter
  • Tears
  • And a whole lot of heart 

Part memoir, part cookbook, Sweet & Sorrow is a loving, personal tribute to the wild journey of life through food.

Note: This audiobook is a fun interpretation/performance of the paperback. Some recipes are abridged, but listeners will find a PDF of the full list of recipes contained in the book. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Tanya Eby (P)2020 Blunder Woman Productions

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Foods for All Moods!

A cookbook in audio form? How does that work, I hear you say! Trust me! It does! Okay, let me start by saying, This book is one of the most original audiobooks I've ever listened to, it's hard to put into one genre, but here goes! it's one woman's journey through this crazy thing called life, one recipe at a time! It's witty as well as hilarious, gut-wrenching at times but fills one's soul. It's a kind of self-help book recipes as a form therapy! You don't have to be the next Delia Smith to be able to follow them, either!  I truly loved this open, honest and hysterical book! This is the book every girl should gift to their friends, filled with So many laugh out loud and relatable moments and Tanya's whimsical but poignant narration is the perfect casting!
Forget "Feel the fear and do it anyway" It's more, Feel the fear and bake Beaver Cake!!!
FOODS FOR ALL MOODS!

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This will get you into the kitchen!

With wit and wisdom, Tanya Eby gives us some fantastic recipes! She never ceases to make me laugh, and her memorable stories featuring the foods she recommends make me want to make a meal! All joking aside, she is a fantastic cook, the recipes appear to be easy and I can't wait to make boozy balls. The pdf for all the recipes is included with the audible purchase. A recipe for any mood, give this one a listen. You will enjoy the humor, the stories and the poetry! Tanya narrates it herself, which is just another reason to listen!

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A recipe book about life

I enjoyed this book. It is a recipe book (though you have to download or contact the author for some of the recipes) , but for me the book was about how emotions and life all tie in with the food we eat. Tanya Eby is very funny this comes across in her words and her delivery.

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  • 10-09-20

Do yourself a favor and eat this book...

This listen is SO GOOD, like those corn chips we wore on our fingers when we were kids good, like eating the whole pint good, like peanut butter and a spoon good, like just get it, okay?

I laughed, I cried, I hugged my dog and texted my forever friends to tell them I love them...

Get it for yourself, get it for a friend. Filled with a melty core of memories and interspersed with poetry and side story interludes, Sweet and Sorrow is the story you want, but also, the story you need.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-21

delightfully tasty and vulnerable

a refreshing, poignant 2 hours of free flowing fun, casually deep introspection, and easy smiles

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  • Keely C.
  • 10-10-20

Super fun with thought provoking moments.

I loved it. This book had everything. Hilarious read with trips down memory lane and oh so much food. I think I put 5lbs in just listening. My only problem is like banoffee pie; it left me wanting more.

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  • Nancy Bober
  • 06-10-20

I really want a casserole!

It is not easy for anyone, in the middle of a pandemic, to get the feeling that they are among friends. But THIS helps! Beyond the recipes for comfort foods sprinkled with quips, stories, poetry and memories is the underlying feeling that the author is genuinely a pal you can just relax and chat with. Get a bit goofy. Tell some secrets. Giddy silliness and genuine caring. So often reviews are filled with words like "timely" and "important" Well, right now this is important as well as timely. Well done! (Pun intended)

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  • Claudia Fosca Stahl
  • 04-10-20

Delightful & Unique

I never thought a cook book could be so much fun. But then again, Sweet & Sorrow is not an ordinary cook book. It’s a completely unique experience. And it’s not very surprising because there’s nobody like Tanya out there. She’s a very talented writer, and it shows in every single part of this book.

I loved the poetry. I loved the storytelling involved in every recipe. And obviously the jokes. Tanya is hilarious even when she’s not even trying. I loved the heartbreaking memories of her past, and the heartwarming ones, too.

She’s an amazing and talented narrator as well. And Sweet & Sorrow is such a delightful listen. I would recommend everyone to listen to this book even if that sounds weird. Tanya’s narration feels like she’s right there with you, and you’re having a conversation with an old friend. I seriously encourage everyone to give it a listen, even if cooking is not your thing. It’s just such an extraordinary book. I really loved it.

It really deserves all the stars. It is that awesome.

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  • Eowyn1007
  • 21-09-20

This book is great company

It may seem strange to listen to a cookbook but this audiobook is like having Tanya Eby over so she can sit in your kitchen, tell you some stories and share her favorite recipes. I felt like she was speaking right to me. It was heartfelt, comforting, funny, moving and not boring for a second. Tanya says she will happily send you any recipe you want to see in full, but I also bought a hard copy of the book because I WANTED THEM ALL!

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  • 11-09-20

hanging out with a friend

Sweet & Sorrow is like hanging out with a friend and talking about life. It's part recipes, part memoir, it's here, there, and in between. It's ups and downs. It was just what I needed.

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  • Andra Nickerson
  • 11-09-20

Read this book a smile is a guarantee!

First off I am a huge fan of Tanya Eby, in everything she does! But the day I found this audio book had been one of the worst days ever! I am so glad I found this because Tanya made me laugh! This is a book about a lot of things but all of it is served up with Tanya's ability to poke fun at herself! Trust me you will not regret buying this audio book. There is laughter, a little bit of poetry, life lessons, and recipes. I particularly enjoyed how she explained how to make Hangover Hashbrowns. If you can make it through this book without laughing I don't think we could ever be friends! Bravo Tanya!!!!!!!