Entertaining disasters : a novel (with recipes)
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- ISBN: 1582434514
- ISBN: 9781582434513
311 p. ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2009.
|Summary, etc.:||An unnamed freelance writer for the LA glossy Food Writer undergoes a panic-stricken week before she must host the exclusive dinner party that she has actually invented in her columns.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 November #2
The nameless food writer who narrates this funny, satirical novel exhibits all the worst tendencies of her profession. Vain, self-absorbed, and oblivious to agendas other than her own, she begins to organize her first dinner party in a decade. Living in Los Angeles, she immediately runs into a problem with invitees who seem to manufacture excuses, who will come only if certain foods are served or not served, or who want to use the dinner party to advance their own careersâthe City of Angels as the City of Angles. The writer has a substantial set of issues with her family and with her mother in particular. Each chapter includes a recipe, some utterly hilarious and undoable. Simple coleslaw carries ill-written, self-defeating instructions. A lengthy list of ingredients for an Opera cake concludes with the advice to forget all this and just go buy one at a good bakery. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.
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