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Comfort Me with Offal: Ruth Bourdain's Guide to Gastronomy Hardcover – September 4, 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449427480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449427481
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,256,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fun book that had me laughing throughout. I devoured the first half of the book in one sitting and then enjoyed being able to go back and read bits of the book as my life got busier. Fun commentary on the food world while chock full of great info
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Some jokes are carried on too long like it was a popular SNL skit that they beat into the ground. Best if read in small doses to maintain the humor and cheekiness otherwise your quickly conditioned to it and find it just oddly silly. There was a reason why Ruth was popular on Twitter where it could be digested quickly and appreciated amongst the more mundane posts from friends and self promotional farce of celebrities and politicians. Lets not even mention the price for so little amount of entertainment.
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The niche of food humor has its most creative new voice, the hilarious mash-up of Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain, the mysterious Ruth Bourdain ("RuBo"). This is a series of amusing reflections, lists of foodie terms, celebrity chef characteristics, ambitions, cooking tips, food-related experiences, acronyms, etc., interspersed with very funny illustrations. Most wonderful are the parodies of food memoirs that precede each chapter: It is there that the RuBo persona is most well-realized. Even the Escher-like endpapers are clever. A great gift for your FF (favorite foodie).
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this book was hilarious,Love Anthony Bourdian's......Ahh Ruth Bourdian's humor. he or she is some one I could eat and party with.
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Frankly, I was disappointed.

As a huge fan of both food and satire, I was expecting greatness. I expected too much.

"Food is like SEX, ha ha ha!"

There, toss in a bunch of profanity, and you have the majority of the material in this title. Yes, there are some pretty funny moments, but really not worth shoveling through the sophomoric and banal to find them. I'm no prude, but just like listening to someone who drops F-bombs every 3rd word, no matter how interesting the subject...it just gets old very quickly.

If you're the type that snickers whenever someone says crack, bone, or snatch...you'll probably love it.

- Perry

Perry P. Perkins
hautemealz.com
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If I want Anthony Bourdain's wit, he has plenty of books and TV shows to choose from. Amusing twitter handle/mash-up does not a book make. What's next? Paula Lawson? Rachel Puck?
I smiled at a few of the lines, but felt cheated that I wasted my money afterwards. :(
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Most of this book was mildly amusing to read the first time through it, but not one that generates belly laughs. It was better as a twitter feed, taken in short bursts.
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