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It's Cooking Review by Bog
Hey, he swears, he talks about drugs, sex, food. Especially the food. He clearly loves his food.
I cannot believe that some reviewers take against the author for honesty and being himself. He swears! Aaargh! He is honest about his past: "I was a jerk" - and I imagine he was. Perhaps is. Who knows? He writes what comes out of his head, what he feels, no holds barred. And he narrates it very well.
I am a Brit, so a lot of the references to restaurants, chefs, places meant diddly squat to me, but it doesn't matter. The book is funny - laugh out loud in places - it is informative, profane, full of foodie terms I have no idea about (but so what, it ain't a recipe book). It is a good listen.
I mark it down a point because I think the quality of recording could be better - a strange fade-in thing going on at the start of sentences/sections, but not so bad that it is to the detriment of the tale. Kitchen Confidential? AB will hate it - but I say 'well done'. Arf.

(Posted on 1/25/2019)
Funny, witty, insightful...and brutally graphic Review by Jeff
Ok, so color me "sensitive" if you like, but I found myself at least wishing for some sort of warning about the vulgar language and graphic depictions of base (usually sexual) behavior. I'm not saying you shouldn't listen to it for that reason--I could have turned it off any time, and did not--but rather just trying to warn similarly constituted listeners what they're in for. The book *is* very entertaining, and Mr. Bourdain is an engaging story teller. The theme did seem to wander about a bit, from expose to documentary to lecture to diary...back and forth. All in all, though, a witty and entertaining (if brutal) look into life of a professional chef. You'll never look at a restaurant meal in quite the same way again, and, as Mr. Bourdain advises, you'll definitely want to "be polite to your waiter."

(Posted on 1/25/2019)
Brutal, beautiful Bourdain. Review by xaymum
I'm a huge Anthony Bourdain fan and this book did not disappoint. The writing is excellent, simultaneously poetic and raw. He can spin a great tale, it was funny, thoughtful and full of inside scoops about how the inner workings of the restaurant business function - no sugar-coating here. I liked that Bourdain shares his opinions based on his experiences but was happy to share that despite his encounters, there are "other ways" and other ideas as to how other chefs think and work. For all of his successes, he has not forgotten his failings and struggles and I appreciated the honesty of this journey. Highly recommended.

(Posted on 6/21/2018)
Authentic, entertaining, thought provoking page turner Review by Guthrie McIllhennon
I very much like this book. It is fifteen years old now but still holds up well. Bourdain is better in print than on the TV because he has more room to stretch out his thoughts both philosophically and critically. He's a very fine memoirist. Cooking, apparently, was just his day job for many years while he honed his writing skill. I find the book authentic and stimulating. My job entails a lot of reading and writing, so I don't get to do as much pleasure reading as I like to, but even so, I cannot put this book down.

(Posted on 6/11/2018)
R.I.P.-A man has passed, a culinary god is born Review by Anoia
R.I.P. Anthony Bourdain- You have passed over, leaving this mortal coil, with all its imperfections and all of its heady smells, swoon-worthy flavors, and always welcoming cultures to which you were our empathetic, cheerfully vulgar ambassador, our creative and beautiful embodiment of the common, but simply perfect meal, our brother in food and drink and full fledged fleshy pleasures... and saying yout full name each time as a prayer to the culinary gods, reflects that: you joins them now in that pantheon, as the head god of cuisine and earthly pleasures...each dish made & each bite taken a worthy tribute to such a beautiful eternal soul.
Thank you for all the you gave us, all the culture you brought us, and all the meals you introduced us to. I wish you had stayed with us longer.

(Posted on 6/11/2018)
insightful funny best read Review by Top
Wickedly funny. Anthony is a great chef that doesn't give a F! His insightful view of the real life in a kitchen is hilarious.
If you're a chef or work in a kitchen or have ever wondered what it's like to be In a kitchen this is the book for you. From his ups and downs and drug use to stardom this is a great read. Now a world known celebrity Anthony still tries to be less of a star but more of a chef or describe food from a chef point of view not what people want to hear

(Posted on 6/11/2018)

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