Linda Ronstadt talks about ‘Feeling at Home’, a ‘worthless’ border wall

Linda Ronstadt’s second memoir, “I Feel Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands,” could easily be a cookbook.

Her friend CC Goldwater, whose political grandfather was Barry Goldwater, suggested that the singer do a cookbook to raise money for research into Parkinson’s disease, which Ronstadt was diagnosed with in 2012.

“I said, ‘I don’t cook,'” says Ronstadt, 76, laughing. She said, ‘Oh, it’s okay. “”

A plan was made to collect recipes from Goldwaters, Ronstadts, and family friend Bill Steen, who provides the photos in “Feels Like Home.”

The book includes some family recipes, but over time, it has grown into a broader celebration of Ronstadt’s Arizona roots.

It is a departure from her first memoir, Simple Dreams, which focused more on Ronstadt’s musical career.

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The Ronstadt family with Linda on the right of a hobby horse.

Ronstadt, who lives in San Francisco, spoke about the book (which she co-wrote with Lawrence Downs), and how growing up in Tucson shaped her character and the importance of family.

s: Having read both notes, I like that they are two different books, even though they cover some of the same area.

Answer: Well, “Simple Dreams” is about my musical work. That’s a little bit about it, because my childhood was part of my music career. In fact, it was inseparable. But I just wrote about something different.

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