About Kathleen Flinn

Kathleen Flinn is the author of the bestselling memoir The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry. A writer for more than 20 years, Flinn has had her work published in more than three dozen publications, including the Chicago Sun-TimesThe Globe and Mail, and Waitrose Illustrated. Her current book, from which the above was excerpted, is The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices Into Fearless Home Cooks, which was awarded the 2012 Best Non-Fiction Memoir/Autobiography from the American Society of Journalists & Authors.