True Love in and Out of the Kitchen
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: BN12111
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781543643213
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war-with herself, with her body, and with food-while working her way through the underbelly of New York City's glamorous culinary scene. Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she's invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night she's intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industry's insiders. She's hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she's also ravenous because she hasn't eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days. Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can't fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah's going to have to learn to nourish her soul.

Professional reviews

"Hannah Howard chronicles her struggles with an eating disorder, coming of age in New York City, and trying to find and hold onto love while working in the fine dining industry in several locations across the U.S. While the author's personal account of her successful battle with anorexia, as well as her struggles with difficult dating relationships and traumatic events, may resonate with listeners, a professional narrator she is not. Her vocal style is a distraction to her story, and, sadly, lessens the emotional impact of such a personal work. Though the story is her own, the audio version would have been better served by an experienced narrator. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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