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More like a promotional piece than a memoir
on November 21, 2012
Some parts of this book were interesting and enjoyable like the (very brief) inside look at Top Chef and the descriptions of the places she's been and some of the great meals she's had. Some of the food descriptions were a little forced though-we don't need to hear about every morsel you've eaten. But overall I found this book unsatifying and kind of dull. It seemed more like a piece of PR or marketing rather than a memoir. It was like a sales pitch for heself, her family and everyone she has ever worked with. In fact, everyone she has met and worked with has been wonderful and became her best friend and somehow helped her get a fabulous job. There seems to be a lack of insight, candor and depth. The only real emotion she displays in the book is when she goes to a diner and they overcook her omlette, whereupon she bursts into inconsolable tears. If you're a big fan of the show or love to read about food it might be worth a read but otherwise fairly skipable.