Apr 13, 2021 • 4M

Listen and Annotate: “Baking Bread in Lyon,” by Bill Buford

Also, my first thoughts. Plus: There’s still time to sign up for this month’s discussion!

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Hey Article Clubbers! Hope your April is going well.

This month, we’re discussing “Baking Bread in Lyon,” by Bill Buford. It’s the story of following through on a dream: living in France and becoming a French-trained chef. (It’s about a bunch more, too, and very well-written, and a tear-jerker.)

This week is all about going deeper. Here are some things you can try:

  1. Annotate the article. It’s a shared Google Doc, so feel free to highlight, share your thoughts, and respond to members of our reading community.

  2. Listen to the article. On The New Yorker page, there’s an Audm audio player right underneath the title image.

  3. Share your first impressions of the article by leaving a comment below.

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Just hearing about Article Club? If so, welcome! Also, it’s not too late to sign up for this month’s discussion. We’re meeting on Sunday, April 25, 2:00 - 3:00 pm PT, via Zoom. Sign up here! We look forward to seeing you there.

Coming up this month at Article Club

  • Monday 4/19: We’ll share topics and questions we’d like to explore.

  • Sunday 4/25: We’ll discuss the article with fellow Article Clubbers.

Questions? Share them in the comments or email me at mark@highlighter.cc.

Article Club is an experiment in community reading in its second year. We read, annotate, and discuss one outstanding article or book chapter a month. We invite the author to join our conversation, too. If you’re interested, sign up and check us out! Article Club is part of The Highlighter, a weekly newsletter featuring the best articles on race, education, and culture.