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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (July 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060891408
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060891404
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,455,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


“Pure crack for foodies.” (Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential)

“...sound, neighborly advice on getting reservations...briskly tough.” (The New Yorker)

“[The] Fat Guy makes his case....Turning the Tables is a well-rounded work by a well-rounded guy.” (Boston Globe)

“...interesting and useful...Shaw shows how it all comes together at several restaurants.” (Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World)

“Shaw dissects everything from reservation systems...to restaurant reviews and the intricate path your food takes to the table.” (Fortune)

“Steven Shaw tells you how to get exceptional service every time.” (Newsweek)

“...this opinionated diner’s tour is sure to appeal to chowhounds in general and New Yorkers in particular.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Penetrating...decodes the secrets of the food world....A delicious read for restaurant goers.” (Library Journal)

About the Author

Steven A. Shaw, aka "The Fat Guy," is the founder of the phenomenally successful eGullet website, a James Beard Award-winning food critic, and a contributor to Saveur, Crain's New York Business, and many other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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This is an informative and book written in an easy to read, and amusing style.
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