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Interesting but all over the place
on January 19, 2018
I found the book really interesting and fun to read. However, by the last few chapters, it starts to get *really* repetitive. Chefs are crazy, cooks are crazy, owners are stupid. Drugs, swearing, being overworked etc. It starts to come off as Bourdain just bragging about how rough and tumble the restaurant business is and how nobody else knows the meaning of hard work. The chapters also jump all over the place and don't progress in any logical manner. This doesn't really detract from the reading experience but does mean I had to pause now and then and try to place if the events I was reading about happened before or after events that were described in previous chapters.