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Nina Barrett

Born: New York City
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Barrett is an Illinois Resident.

Biography: Nina Barrett is a journalist and author who lives in the Chicago area. She earned a degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (CHIC) and has worked in several Chicago restaurant kitchens. Her food adventure stories for Eight Forty-Eight earned Currently, she contributes food feature stories to Chicago Public Radio/WBEZs magazine show Eight Forty-Eight, earning the show a nomination for a James Beard Foundation award in 2010. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The Nation, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and many other publications, and is the author/editor of four books.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Nina Barrett on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Deering Library :
ISBN: 0810125021 OCLC: 192042057

Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill. : ©2008.

I wish someone had told me :
ISBN: 0897334426 OCLC: 36458197

Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago : 1997.

I wish someone had told me-- :
ISBN: 0671669494 OCLC: 21079006

Simon & Schuster, New York : ©1990.

The girls :
ISBN: 068481370X OCLC: 38964181

Simon & Schuster, New York : ©1998.

The playgroup /
ISBN: 067174710X OCLC: 29224807

Simon & Schuster, New York : ©1994.

In her highly acclaimed first book, I Wish Someone Had Told Me, Nina Barrett explained what pregnancy and new maternity are really like, from the point of view of mothers rather than so-called experts. Now she moves on to the highly conflicted emotional and philosophical terrain of motherhood. Without sentimentality, she traces the lives of three young mothers, herself among them, over the two years during which their toddlers were in a playgroup together.