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Paulie Dibner

Name:Paulie Dibner, Assistant Managing Editor
Hometown: Scarborough, Maine
Trying to Learn: To make the perfect puff pastry.
Perfect Saturday Morning: A batch of homemade pancakes, fresh coffee, and a new book to dive into.
D.I.Y. or Etsy: D.I.Y.! But Etsy has amazing finds…
Work uniform: Swingy dress + pretty pumps.
First Martha sighting: I saw Martha at a book signing for “Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook” at a Williams-Sonoma store in New York City in 2005. The line of people waiting to have her sign their book wrapped around the store twice, and back out the door.
Favorite Living Story: Woodland Sweets! Those marshmallows were tricky to make but so gorgeous!
Go-To Dish: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They never fail.
Recipe-follower or Improviser: I follow a recipe to the letter. I’m a baker, perfection is key.

Book Club: On Such A Full Sea Winner!

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We’re getting together next week to discuss our January book select, Chang-rae Lee’s On Such A Full Sea, but we couldn’t wait to tell you who won the autographed copy! Congratulations to Janet Robinson! Be on the lookout for your new book in the mail. Have you started (or finished) On Such A Full Sea [...]

January Book Club: On Such A Full Sea (and a giveaway!)

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We’re back to Book Club Monday here on the Living blog, and we are so excited to share our newest addition to the book club lineup with you, Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such A Full Sea. You may have gotten a sneak peek in the January/February issue of Martha Stewart Living, but if you didn’t, you’re [...]

Book Club Party: The Goldfinch

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Welcome back book-clubbers! The holidays were so busy over here that no one had a chance to meet for book club, so we’re a little delayed. We’re hoping you’ll forgive us when you find out we’re having a book club-themed Monday on the blog! We’ll fill you in on our wrap-up now, then check back [...]

Holiday Book Club: The Goldfinch

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Per book club tradition, we’ve only selected one book to tackle over November and December. With two big breaks that split up the months, and lots of holiday events that can distract from reading time, we usually find it more manageable to dive into just one great book. While we make be taking it easy [...]

Book Club Party – One Summer: America 1927

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We know it’s already November and we’re wrapping up our October select a little late, but the end of last month got a little zany with tricking and treating, so we hope you’ll forgive us! We got together last week to touch base about our latest read, Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America 1927. For many [...]

October Book Club – One Summer: America 1927

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For our October book club select, we wanted to do something a little new different! While we’ve tackled memoirs, novels and short stories, we’ve never really dug into a non-fiction book. When we found out that Bill Bryson’s newest, One Summer: America 1927, was coming out this week, we couldn’t wait to start in! From [...]

Book Club Party – Night Film

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Welcome back, book clubbers! We got together yesterday to discuss September’s spooky select, Marisha Pessl’s Night Film and to announce our giveaway winner. Congratulations to Jessie Behm!  Your autographed copy is winging its way to you, and we can’t wait to hear what you think. Don’t read too many details below, we don’t want to [...]

September Book Club – Get Ready to Discuss!

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We’re halfway into September and everyone here at the office is devouring Night Film. Marisha Pessl’s latest is a fascinating literary thriller and I can’t wait to talk about it with the group. To get prepped for our end of month meeting, Random House sent over a list of discussion questions to talk about, and we [...]

September Book Club – Night Film (and a giveaway!)

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Summer isn’t over yet, but we are so excited about our latest book club choice that we couldn’t wait to fill you all in! As you may have seen in our current issue of Martha Stewart Living, our next addition to the book club line up is Marisha Pessl’s new novel, Night Film. The book [...]

A Treat from Maine

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I just got back from a long weekend in Maine, my home state, and returned with (what felt like) a bushel of blueberries! They are, after all, our state fruit. I was lucky to grow up with an entire backyard filled with wild blueberry bushes and my sweet mother was nice enough to send me [...]