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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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Very entertaining. Ms Reichl is very clever and personable author. I reread the book for a second time I liked it so much. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Southern Man
A very enjoyable book! The reader was taken to restaurants I will never be able to go to, but we also experienced her growth as a critic, friend, wife, and mother. Read morePublished 8 days ago by SB
Ruth is an amazing writer. Just reading the book I could smell the food in the background and look forward to the next chapter. A must read for foodies!Published 10 days ago by John Marus
I love this book so much that I gasped in disappointment when it ended - I don't pay much attention to where I am in the book when reading via Kindle (app or device)... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jennifer
I enjoyed the storytelling aspect of this food critic; although it's like reading a cleverly disguised menu. Read morePublished 17 days ago by mktgurl
I've listened to the audiobook three times and read the hardcopy book once...and I'd read it again if I had the time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Mori