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A biographical cookbook about culinary legend and Alzheimer's advocate Paula Wolfert
A biographical cookbook about culinary legend and Alzheimer's advocate Paula Wolfert
1,112 backers pledged $91,465 to help bring this project to life.

Coming into shape!

Posted by Emily Kaiser Thelin (Creator)

Dear Memory Club,

Thanks to your generosity, we have some updates on the continued progress of Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life:

• The book is written! After many drafts and revisions, along with generous, sharp-eyed input from a team of editors, we have an 85,000-word manuscript (including recipes). For fact-checking purposes only, Paula has read it and signed off. "It brought back so many memories," she added, happily.

• The text is copyedited! Your support enabled us to hire legendary copyeditor Sharon Silva to polish the text and recipes; it was an honor and a delight to work with her.

• Onward: This summer the book will be shepherded through layout in the sure hands of our designer, Toni Tajima. We are also working closely with our printers on paper and color tests to ensure Eric Wolfinger's incredible images shine.

• Preorders: Should you be interested in securing additional copies, the book remains available for preorder at

That's it for now! As a reminder, the book remains on schedule to be released Spring 2017. Rest assured, we will send out confirmation emails well ahead of time to ensure we have correct mailing addresses for everyone receiving the book.

Gratefully yours, 

Team Unforgettable

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      Rita Vance on

      My own sweet mom suffered from dementia and my loving mother-in-law died from complications with Alzheimer's. This horrible disease needs more funding and research. When I read about Ms. Wolfert and watched the Kickstarter video, I cried. She has such presence! What a remarkable woman. You are blessed to work with her. Thank you for spearheading this work! We will all benefit from your efforts. I love my apron and I know I will cherish my cookbook...I can't wait!

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      Connie Mangano on

      so excited! Can't wait. Thank you for all the wonderful updates.

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      Toni Jones on

      Thank you for the update. I am looking forward to seeing this memoir and cookbook. I am sure that it will be wonderful.

    4. Emily Kaiser Thelin Creator on

      Thanks, Nancy! We absolutely are hiring an experienced indexer (and proofer!), not to worry. :)

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      Nancy Mulvany on

      Thanks for the update! I'm so glad to hear the project is moving along. As the manuscript goes into production, please consider hiring an experienced cookbook indexer. A good index will greatly enhance the usability of this book!