RC Creative Writing alum Matt Forbeck featured in Real Simple

Writer and game designer Matt Forbeck (RC 1989) is featured in the July issue of Real Simple magazine, in an article called “Making It Work: How do you manage medical appointments and records for your kids and parents?” Matt is one of five people featured. Among other things, Matt says, “My wife and I sit down on Sunday, go through the week’s calendar, and work out logistics for our five children.” More about Matt at his website.

The same issue has an article by famous chef (and former editor of Gourmet magazine) Ruth Reichl. Reichl was not an RC student, but graduated from U-M (1968, 1970), and worked as a waitress at a short-lived French restaurant owned by former RC director John Mersereau (and others). Reichl and Mersereau talk about their restaurant experiences in Tender at the Bone and How To Grill A Gourmet (by “Ivan Mersault,” a pseudonym). Probably the most famous RC foodie is Sara Moulton (RC 1975); her most recent book is Home Cooking 101.