Very Good / Very Good. Item #5934
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. First Edition with full numberline. Signed by the author on full title to language writer and fellow New York Times columnist William Safire with inscription "Dear Bill, Word maven & book reviewer par excellence. With admiration, appreciation and affection. Marian."
Quarto; 210pp. Photo-illustrated dust jacket with $24.00 price intact; book in black paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine and silver lettering. Jacket very lightly shelfworn but with no chips, tears, or marks. Boards lightly bumped at corners and spine ends. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Safire mentions Burros's cookbook in an "On Language" column in July of the publication year, writing "On the cover of 'Cooking for Comfort,' her new book of 'recipes that are as satisfying to cook as they are to eat,' the New York Times food columnist Marian Burros chose a picture of an inviting bowl of macaroni and cheese. Just to look at it is to rub your tummy and feel better. But what turned comfort into an attributive noun modifying food?" He goes on to discuss the phrase, giving Burros a fair bit of credit for the term's popularization.