- Audio CD
- 7 pages
- My Korean Deli: Risking It All For A Convenience Store
- Ben Ryder Howe
- 12 July 2017 Ben Ryder Howe
This Sweet And Funny Tale Of A Preppy Editor Buying A Brooklyn Deli With His Korean In Laws Is About Family, Culture Clash, And The Quest For Authentic Experiences It Starts With A Gift When Ben Ryder Howe S Wife, The Daughter Of Korean Immigrants, Decides To Repay Her Parents Self Sacrifice By Buying Them A Store, Howe, An Editor At The Rarefied Paris Review, Agrees To Go Along Things Soon Become A Lot Complicated After The Business Struggles, Howe Finds Himself Living In The Basement Of His In Laws Staten Island Home, Commuting To The Paris Review Offices In George Plimpton S Upper East Side Townhouse By Day, And Heading To Brooklyn To Slice Cold Cuts And Peddle Lottery Tickets By Night My Korean Deli Follows The Store S Tumultuous Life Span, And Along The Way Paints The Portrait Of An Extremely Unlikely Partnership Between Characters With Shoots Across Society, From The Brooklyn Streets To Seoul To Puritan New England Owning The Deli Becomes A Transformative Experience For Everyone Involved As They Struggle To Salvage The Original Gift And The Family While Sorting Out Issues Of Values, Work, And Identity.
Ben Ryder Howe has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly and Outside, and his work has been selected for Best American Travel Writing.