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Pie, like life, isn’t meant to be perfect

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Somewhere on a back road between California and Iowa there’s an RV loaded for pie. It’s being driven by America’s foremost pie evangelist who is crossing America with a couple of furry gourmets to bring people warmth, comfort and healing by the slice. Beth Howard grabbed the nation’s attention with the 2012 release of her book, Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie, which told the story of loving and losing her husband, Marcus Iken, and the simple truths illuminated by pie that helped her heal. Born in iconic Attumwah, Iowa (home of Walter “Radar” O’Reilly of M*A*S*H fame) Howard’s love of adventure led her to a career as an outdoor adventure journalist, public relations executive, producer, international…

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