The World Needs More Pie

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Diary of a Book Launch: Vulnerability and Trust

My official book launch date for World Piece is tomorrow, September 21, International Day of Peace. That said, the book has already been available for about a week, thus the release has been a slow roll-out versus a singular moment—a tide coming in instead of a wave crashing on the sand. Unfortunately, it doesn’t make … Read more

Need Hope? Jane Goodall Will Give You Some

This post originally aired as a commentary on Tri States Public Radio. To listen, go here. Author E.B. White once said, “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” For me, planning my day is never the … Read more

My Pie Cookbook, Now in Paperback

Finally! It’s back! Now in paperback, and as an ebook. If you just want to buy the book, you can get in on Amazon, IndieBound, or ask your local bookseller. If you want to hear the story of how the book came back into print, read on. My cookbook, MS. AMERICAN PIE, originally published in hardcover … Read more

Tis the Season . . . for Finding Solutions

This essay originally aired on TriStates Public Radio. Go here to listen. Bah humbug. I don’t know about you but I’m really struggling with the holidays this year. It’s a perfect storm, a trifecta of winter weather, the pandemic, and climate crisis. I mean, geez, why bother even getting out of bed? But I only allow … Read more

Pie Shop for Sale in Pie Town, NM

Dreaming of running your own pie shop? Looking to move from the city to the country? I mean, this pandemic is making most of us rethink our lives — and our livelihoods — so why not move to a sparsely populated area on the Continental Divide? Pie-O-Neer in Pie Town, New Mexico is for sale! This … Read more

Pie for Minneapolis: A Small But Mighty Thing to Do

On the morning of May 29, I woke up to news that Minneapolis police had arrested an African-American reporter for CNN who was covering the protests resulting from the murder of George Floyd.  Already outraged by Floyd’s death and the subsequent aggression of police toward peaceful protesters, this latest arrest triggered a tipping point for me, … Read more

The Winners of the Ms. American Pie Cookbook Giveaway

And the winners of the three Ms. American Pie cookbooks are…. 1. Larry’s Photos2. Karen Wirima3. Jane Adams Winners, please email me with your contact details.  beth (at) theworldneedsmorepie (dot) com CONGRATS! And if you didn’t win, I’ll do another giveaway in a few months. But you can always buy the book — available everywhere … Read more

Win a copy of Ms. American Pie!

To celebrate National Pi Day, which was 2 days ago, and, well, “just because,” we’re giving away THREE copies of my cookbook, “Ms. American Pie.” And it’s ridiculously easy to win. Just write your name in the comment field below. Cut off time for entering is Friday, March 20 at Noon PT (3PM ET). Check … Read more