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Insatiable by Gael Greene
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Jul 28, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: just-a-book

I actually started out really enjoying this book. The recipes, the food she described, the one night stand w/ Elvis….but my infatuation w/ the book….unlike Ms Greene’s infatuation w/ herself….soon faded. I quickly grew tired of her telling us over and over again how ‘ahead of its time’ her writing was, in what position she had sex w/ what man (all in the cause of saving her marriage, of course) and what restaurant (I’d never heard of) stole what chef (I’d also never heard of) from what unsuspecting entrepreneur.



And frankly, how many times on each page can you use the phrase “foie gras”?? I mean - how many years has it been since she’s had a nice hot bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup?? Or does ‘sophistication’ prohibit you from eating any part of a fowl other than its offal?



She quotes her own articles endlessly, her writing skips back and forth over the course of 25 years until you cannot possibly keep up w/ what and who goes where and she spends chapter after chapter dissecting and detailing her relationship w/ a boring, whiney porn star.



Too Much Information, Ms Greene….on every level.

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