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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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Interesting read. Brilliant to read about the different personalities and external appearances that Ruth took on in an effort to disguise herself. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Belinda Austin
This was an Easy read with great description I am now hungry. I hope to try all the recipes. This was chosen for a book club.Published 27 days ago by A w
i bought a copy for my daughters who are both in food service. i loved the attention to detail and the compassionate look at how the server can make the guest feel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dorothy ariens
The first few chapters were fun, then it became very repetitious. The fact that her child wanted her to stay home and eat dinner with him, that was just heartbreaking.Published 1 month ago by Nora M
An eye opener about what goes on when a reviewer goes into restaurants in disguise. Super amusing.Published 1 month ago by Kathleen L. Dooley
Throughly enjoyed this book. She's certainly not what I expected, having seen her as a judge on cooking shows. Read morePublished 1 month ago by the Bam
Absolutely love Ruth Reichl. She's a foodie and an amazing writer... combines two of my favorite things! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dee