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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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What a fun read! I really enjoyed following Ruth on her journey at The NY Times. From the crazy disguises she wears and the insight they give her to the mouth watering food... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Karen Bateman
Ruth Reichl is fantastic. Her books hold one's attention as they are fast-paced and fun.Published 17 days ago by Julia Litaker
I would recommend this book to no one except people who like endless pointless descriptions of meals that someone else has eaten. Read morePublished 22 days ago by luvtoread
Well written and laugh-out-loud funny at times. A pleasure!Published 1 month ago by Chantal A. Mohr
Funny, poignant, a jewel I missed the first time it came out. So good, I bought 2 copies to give to friends - who were equally charmed by the authorPublished 1 month ago by Laura Monlux
I love Ruth Reichl's books and this one doesn't disappoint. It's full of funny stories of her adventures in New York writing the New York Times food restaurant column. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Martha M. Pollock
Loved the characters and witty style. Fun read and recipes besides. Would highly recommend and can hardly wait to read others by Ruth.Published 1 month ago by Deanna S Lyell