How Food Author Finds Purpose Beyond the Bestseller List - Cathy Erway

In Chapter 8 of 19 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with Erik Michielsen, author and food writer Cathy Erway shares how she defines and measures success. Cathy acknowledges her first book, "The Art of Eating In", is not going to be a New York Times Bestseller or mainstream hit. Rather, it is a niche book. She feels successful when her book and writing connect deeply with a small number of people, in particular with those who respond to her writing on making positive changes to the food system and how we eat. Erway is the author of "The Art of Eating In: How I learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove." She writes two blogs, "Not Eating Out in New York" ( ) and "Lunch at Six Point" ( ). Erway earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College.