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Wife of the Chef by Courtney Febbroriello
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Jul 07, 2010

did not like it
Read in July, 2010

#65 - 2010.

I seem to remember having read this long ago. Just began it but if nothing else you will appreciate how very un-busy your life seems in comparison to that of a restaurant owner-chef. A standard behind-the-scenes in the restaurant business book. However, the frantic pace of the text covering one mishap and frantic problem after another serves to make one wonder how they remain in business or even married. I blame the editor for this as if the author had slowed down occasionally for some thoughtful pondering and appreciation of the positive aspects of this restaurant life then the readers would have been able to see she had more than one note. I understand why some reviewers thought she was angry and complaining all the time. I believe much of it is an attempt at self-deprecating humor with the eye of sharing all with the reader. However, it does not come off well and an entire book full of it is wearying.

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message 1: by Melinda (new)

Melinda So are these all books you have read in the distant past, or more recently? I thought your 2010 category meant it was read in 2010??

Julie Davis You are right and I just finished reading. Though I think that I actually did read it a while back so it is a reread. However, I see the reason I readily forgot it ... there is nothing that puts it head and shoulders above any other similar book. I fixed the "shelves" so it now has the reread tag. :-)

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