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Cree LeFavour

Biography

Cree LeFavour

Cree LeFavour is a writer and the author of several cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-nominated FISH. She has a BA from Middlebury College and a PhD in American Studies from NYU. Her work has also appeared in publications including the New York Times Book Review, Oprah Magazine, Times (UK) and Bon Appétit.

Cree LeFavour

Books by Cree LeFavour

by Cree LeFavour - Memoir, Nonfiction

As a young college graduate a year into treatment with a psychiatrist, Cree LeFavour began to organize her days around the cruel, compulsive logic of self-harm: with each newly lit cigarette, the world would drop away as her focus narrowed on the blooming release of pleasure-pain as the burning tip was applied to an unblemished patch of skin. Her body was a canvas of cruelty; each scar a mark of pride and shame. LIGHTS ON, RATS OUT brings us closely into these years. We see the world as Cree did --- turned upside down, the richness of life muted and dulled, its pleasures perverted. The heady thrill of meeting with her psychiatrist, Dr. Adam N. Kohl, comes to be the only bright spot in her days.