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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 stories, great recipes, funny and interesting. Stayed up until 2:00 am to finish it even though I had to work in the morning.Published 5 days ago by Annie
Good book, Ruth Reichl is a writer that keeps your interest.Published 9 days ago by Diane K Segerstrom
Wonderful humor about how a food critic hides her identity when checking out restaurants.Published 17 days ago by Laura Protech
I enjoyed 2/3 of the book....humorous, interesting and enjoyable....then it became redundant and could have stopped a few chapters earlier....Published 19 days ago by Jeanene
Well written, funny and enjoyable. One of those books that captures your attention on page one and keeps you interested and hungry for more all the way through the last pages. Read morePublished 21 days ago by NorCal Gal
You will really want to meet this woman after reading her book. It is so full of charm, great humor and really interesting observations. Read morePublished 25 days ago by S Asher
Laugh and get hungry as you hear about what Ruth went through to do those NYT reviews and the food she got to eat. Perfect gift for any foodie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angela Roberts of Spinach Tiger
The book was interesting but repetitious. Although I understand the need for disguises I got tired of the extreme personalities. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jlparker