The Measure of my Powers

The Measure of my Powers

by Jackie Kai Ellis
  • cooking
  • critically-acclaimed
  • from-british-columbia
  • memoir

Told with insight and intimacy, and radiating with warmth and humor, The Measure of my Power is the inspiring story of Jackie Kai Ellis's journey to find herself and emerge from the challenges of depression, an eating disorder and a failed marriage.

Armed with nothing but a love of food and the words of the 20th-century food writer M.F.K. Fisher, she travels, goes to pastry school in Paris, eats the most perfect apricots over the Tuscon hills, watches a family of gorillas grazing deep in the Congolese bush, has her heart broken one last time on a bridge in Lyon and, ultimately, finds a path to life and joy.


Jackie Kai Ellis, author

Jackie Kai Ellis is the founder of Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery, the owner of The Paris Tours, and a travel and lifestyle writer. She lives in Vancouver and Paris.

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Penguin Random House Canada



rights available: World

Additional Information

number of pages: 288

publication date: 03/06/2018

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book