An extraordinarily moving memoir from an iconoclastic new talentâ€”an artist, cook, and illustrator whose adventures at home and abroad reveal the importance of living life with your eyes wide open. Best known for her witty illustrations, and as a cook beside her mischievous father in her familyâ€™s legendary Manhattan restaurant, in Mumbai New York Scranton, Tamara Shopsin offers a brilliantly inventive, spare, and elegant chronicle of a year in her life characterized by impermanence. In a refreshingly original voice alternating between tender and brazen, Shopsin recounts a trip to the Far East with her sidekick husband and the harrowing adventure that unfolds when she comes home. Entire worlds, deep relationships, and indelible experiences are portrayed in Shopsinâ€™s deceptively simple and sparse language and drawings. Blending humor, love, suspenseâ€”and featuring photographs by Jason Fulfordâ€”Mumbai New York Scranton inspires a kaleidoscope of emotions. Shopsinâ€™s surprising and affecting tale will keep you on the edge of your seat.