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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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I love her sense of humor. This book is so funny, especially when she looks in the mirror and says she sees her mother. Hilarious. So nice to read a happy book!Published 12 days ago by Helene Slansky
I very much enjoyed this book. I found it refreshing to discover a food critic who not only eats and reviews food that most of us would never touch, but also real food. Read morePublished 26 days ago by norahoward
Cute book. Not very interested in the author's life, but it was worth the read.Published 26 days ago by Jessica Goslin
So fun to read. Great look at what life is like as an undercover food critic,Published 28 days ago by Kathy Hughes
I absolutely loved this book, and love Ruth Reichl. Honestly written and funny too. For people who love food, who love people, who love good writing, this is a book you have to... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Bob Tobin
Hilarious and entertaining. If you love food or you are a NY times aficionado, especially for the dining out section, then you will really enjoy this book.Published 1 month ago by rm
Very disappointing. How she could get such a thrill out of belittling people is beyond understanding. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kitty