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Amazon.com's The Significant Seven
Ruth Reichl answers the seven questions we ask every author.
Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?
A: Kate Simons New York Places and Pleasures. I read it as a little girl and then went out and wandered the city. She was a wonderful writer, and she taught me not only to see New York in a whole new way, but to look, and taste, beneath the surface.
Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?
A: Ulysses by James Joyce. What better place to finally get through it?
Keith Jarrett's The Köln Concert. If youre going to listen to one piece over and over, this is one that doesnt get tiresome.
How to Build a Boat in Five Easy Steps. Since Im going to be watching one movie over and over, it might as well be useful.
Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?
A: Im such a good liar, I wouldnt know where to begin.
Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.
A: I can write pretty much anywhere. But I prefer small, cozy spaces, with a good view over a lake or a forest, and room for the cats to curl up.
Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
A: "Shell be right back."
Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
A: Elizabeth I. She fascinates me. She had a great mind, enormous appetites--and she was a survivor. The most interesting woman of an interesting time, and I have a million questions Id like to ask her.
Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
A: You mean after creating world peace? This is a hard one. But Ive always wanted to be able to fly.
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Great read! I'm a big fan of this author and have read many of her books. She's witty, very readable, and likeable! The recipes are a big plus. Keep up the good work Ruth, luvya!Published 8 hours ago by Bev
Enjoyed reading about food in restaurants I will never visit. In this respect, the book is voyeurism at its best. The main protagonist is spunky and sharp witted. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Sophia A. Leahy
Reich writes a great book. My first experience was her work of fiction "DELICIOUS". The construction showed the author really knew about the world she was creating. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
About halfway through, I stopped being hungry for Reichl's endless, rhapsodic descriptions of food, and craved some deeper sense of her husband, her kids, and whatever lay outside... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Lexicron
This light and airy book puts you smack in the middle of many restaurant situations that we have all encountered at one time or another. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Judi Silverman
This book was very interesting for those interested in food. I Liked the personal touch tooPublished 18 days ago by Emily Shoemaker