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- "Restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten is so annoyed by the success of his former Maitre D' Abbe Diaz's new tell-all book, he is forcing his employees to sign confidentiality agreements. They were also banned from discussing [the book] at work." - The New York Post
 
- "Per Variety, 'Daily Show' correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee have inked a deal with CBS to write and star in a sitcom about a celebrity chef and the two women who run his empire... [But] it turns out... Abbe Diaz has spent over a year shopping a treatment based on her own book... assuming the producers can find someone fierce enough to play the role of Diaz."  - New York Magazine
 
- "... [Abbe Diaz] kept a diary in which she vented all her frustration - and named names."  - msn.com
 
- "... that's YOUR book? Great... it's about time somebody wrote a book like that..."
- Bobby Flay
 
- "I liked your book. I always knew [withheld] was like that... I'm just glad it wasn't me!"
- Drew Nieporent
 
- "... [My book] will be nothing like your book..." - John deLucie, Chef/Author, The Hunger

- Salman Rushdie is a "fan" of PX This by Abbe Diaz on Facebook®  

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Abbe Diaz is a freelance commercial-artist, designer/dressmaker, and restaurant consultant. She has worked in the restaurant/bar industry for nearly 25 years, with numerous stints throughout the New York dining/party scene that include: Limelight, Palladium, Tunnel, Club USA, Coffee Shop, Spy, Cafe Tabac, The Strand (Miami Beach), Mercer Kitchen, Ilo, Lotus, and Theo. She served as the opening maitre d' for The Park, Smith, and 66.

She is proud to have had the opportunity to work under such nightlife arbiters as: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Brian McNally, Jonathan Morr, Peter Gatien, Eric Goode, and Sean Macpherson.

Diaz gained a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers College, Rutgers University - New Brunswick. She was further educated as a non-matriculate Design student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in NYC, where she currently resides.

- "The New York service industry's Norma Rae, Abbe Diaz... the Service Industry's Nikke Finke..." - BlackBook Magazine

- "...pure unbridled crazy batshitness..." - gawker.com


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (May 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055743100X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557431007
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,956,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PX This covers the early years of a struggling clothing designer who supported herself by working in restaurants while she tried to get her designer label, Geld Iaz, out into the competitive world of New York fashion. The author and central character is an American-born Filipina who rides a motorcycle and has an attitude. While doing her side gig, she was privy to the inner workings of some of the best restaurants in New York and has a rare perspective on some of their celebrity clients.

It's a long book because there is lots to cover: she was in New York when 9/11 happened, she had multiple jobs in multiple places, she got addicted to web boards and e-friends when her other relationships weren't there for her, and then she finds love and goes through all the typical doubts we often all have about love. I won't spoil the ending, but it's realistic, and still ongoing at [...].

The book is a diary that spans four years (2000-2004). It isn't a book with standard plot arcs and predictable resolutions, though I suppose it could have been edited to have them. I guess anyone's diary could be edited like that. The writing is stylistic - kind of like how it would sound inside someone's head - more than it is "correct grammar." It's a unique voice.

The thing that makes this book worthwhile is that the author lives a very cool life and allows the readers to ride along in a sidecar as she goes through her ups and downs. After reading enough of her down times you have to marvel at her chutzpah. Some might call it arrogance, but as you travel along while she goes on her day to day experiences, it's amazing she kept at it. Chutzpah, balls, whatever you call it, is...weirdly compelling.
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It's official. Everyone has an idiot for a boss at one time or another. And here I was thinking it was particular to the finance industry. Abbe writes what most of us feel about our jobs and office politics on any given day but she does it with style and humor, while rubbing elbows with the Beautiful People (some of whose beauty really is only skin deep). I agree with other reviewers, I could have read another 400 pages!
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I completely enjoyed this savory treat of a book. Having worked in the restaurant industry myself, it gave me an insight into the madness behind the machine. For a second, it made me want to get back in! The author does a good job bringing the reader into her world and experience, and we see all interaction mostly through her eyes and perspective. So, be ready for lots of verbal smackdowns, private thoughts, and reflections. It was refreshing to read something about the industry that isn't stuffy or overly studious, but light, funny, and meaningful. It really seems like this author learned from one of the toughest jobs on the planet and came out better for it! Who doesn't LOVE a story of survival?
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This is the story of a young woman trying to making into the fashion design business. And like many individuals trying to break into a field she works a full time job that she doesn’t like. And in her spare time she does everything she can think of to make her dream come true. But anyone who has been in her position knows it’s the things that you put up with at that full time job that drive you to the edge. This book is full of funny stories about bosses, boyfriends, and all the things that sometimes go wrong when you’re trying to make a dream reality. If you are working night and day to make a dream come true, then you will definitely relate to and enjoy this book.
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I read this book a few months ago and was just reminded of it by a friend who was disappointed that he missed a free Amazon promo a few weeks ago (he checked his Facebook too late). So I just bought it for him as a gift, and since I never reviewed it back then, after reading some of the reviews I decided I would like to do it now.

I agree with most of the readers that say it was one of the funniest, most insightful, and shockingly honest books I have ever read. The book is written in a unique voice, which might be hard to get if you're much older (although my dad is 65 and he also loved it) or are not that into boldly brazen and somewhat raunchy humorous writing. I don't think that you have to be really into restaurants to appreciate it, but if you are (like I am), you will likely get a lot more out of it. If you dine out alot and are fond of famous chefs and restaurateurs (like Jean-Georges, Keith and Brian McNally, Graydon Carter, etc.) then this book is an absolute eye-opener that will change the way you view "hott" restaurants forever.

Also worth mentioning is the fact that even though I originally read it because of the restaurant angle (this book is very well-known in NYC), I actually found the author's experiences as a struggling artist in the high-fashion industry even more interesting and heart-wrenching. And even better than that were her hilarious but profound views of life and people in general.

Basically, if you love celebrities, fabulous restaurants, NYC nightlife, couture fashion, or just good, funny, endearing, boot-strapping, amazingly inspirational stories, then I think you will love it as much as I did. But if you don't like or have any curiosity about any of those things, this book is probably not the best choice for you. I can see how some people might find it depressing, because the author (whether she knows it or not) actually lives a fantastic life that others can only dream of.
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