Home made is a heartwarming story. It is a tender and vivid portrait of poverty and abundance, vulnerability and strength, estrangement and connection.
Author Liz hauck has written a beautiful memoir about a cooking program in a residential home for teenage boys in state care.
In her absorbing memoir, hauck brilliantly weaves the threads of loss, connection, and belonging throughout the true story of her three years, volunteering to cook weekly at a state-run home for court-involved boys that her father co-founded.
Kate christensen said in a review for the new York time that the book’s structure “is shaped by hauck’s unswerving adherence to the four guiding principles of volunteering, namely “show up when you say you will show up; know your one small task and do it the best you can; be prepared to improvise, because you’ll have to improvise, because inevitably something unforeseen will arise; and the easiest or hardest part — leave when you are supposed to leave, and then come back again.”