Kathleen Flinn
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Kathleen Flinn

Kathleen Flinn is best known as the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry," a memoir with recipes about leaving her corporate life to study at the venerable Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and falling in love along the way. Her acclaimed follow-up, "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices Into Fearless Home Cooks" (Viking/Penguin 2011) was named a 2012 Book of the Year by the American Society of Journalists & Authors.

Her latest book, "Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good" (August 2014, Viking/Penguin), is a multi-generational culinary memoir that tracks the trials of her Midwest family. That title was named a 2015 Michigan Notable Book, and a finalist in the IACP Cookbook Awards, Goodreads Choice Awards and the Pacific Northwest Book Awards, among others.

Flinn and her books have been featured in dozens of media outlets, including People, Elle, Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, CBS This Morning and Bon Appetit. She is at work on two books, one fiction and one-fiction, and teaches both cooking and food writing around the country. She serves on the board of trustees for The Culinary Trust, a national 5013C non-profit co-founded by Julia Child.

She and her husband, Mike, divide their time between Seattle and Anna Maria Island, Fla., their trusty rescue dog, Maddy, in tow.

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Best Sellers

    • The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

    • How A Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks
    • By: Kathleen Flinn
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, writer Kathleen Flinn returned with no idea what to do next, until one day at a supermarket she watched a woman loading her cart with ultraprocessed foods....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as much a self-help book as a cookbook.

    • By J. Locke on 03-07-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

    • Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School
    • By: Kathleen Flinn
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    After her job was eliminated, Kathleen Flinn, a 36-year-old American, cleared out her savings and moved to Paris to pursue a dream: a diploma from the famed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • liked it

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-05-07

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

    • A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family
    • By: Kathleen Flinn
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    A delicious memoir from the author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this!!! Refreshing!

    • By shelby on 05-07-15

    Regular price: $24.47

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