Season to Taste
How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way
By Molly Birnbaum
(Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780061915321, 320pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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When a head injury obliterated twenty-two-year-old Molly Birnbaums sense of smell, it destroyed her dream of becoming a chef. Determined to reawaken her nose, she bravely sets off on a quest to rediscover the scented world. On the way, she seeks out everyone from former poet laureate Robert Pinsky to neuroscientist Oliver Sacks. A moving personal story packed with surprising facts about the senses, Season to Taste brims with the scents of Mollys worldcinnamon, cedarwood, fresh bagels, and lavenderlost and finally found. In Season to Taste, Molly describes an ineffable, but indispensable, layer of life.