I loved Kitchen Confidential, and was really looking forward to this new book. However, he spends most of his time explaining why he became a sell-out, and his comments about how Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee aren't really all that bad made me want to throw up.
Skip this one if you used to love him. Buy it if you love any of the drivel the Food Network puts out currently.
A string of ideas similar to a stream of conscious on food experiences around the world. This is not a book of adventures but seemingly random thoughts strung together.
Anthony Bourdain for President.This man knows how to tell the truth and boy does it hurt.I do not often listen to authors who read their own books,(usually psychologists),but Mr. Bourdain is the only one who could tell his own tale so gloriously.
Bourdain could deliver some meaningful information for food lovers and travelers. He, instead, chooses to use this forum to berate his peers, whine about almost everything and, prove to the world that he has the maturity of a 13 year old.
Tony lost a lot of credibility with this one.
I loved "Kitchen Confidential," but this book is whiny, and the profanity is just repetitive and boring now, not shocking. I would have liked to have heard more about his young daughter, who seems to bring out a more human side of him. I won't be reading another of his books.
Nope. He is vulgar without being funny.
It was an interesting topic and I like cooking and insight into the industry, but he was crude to the point of being distracting.
Gratuitious expletive laden rants about mostly nothing of import. Name dropping of epic proportions.
Nothing - it was appropriate to the text.
Annoyance at having my time and money wasted.
Sounds like a collection of everything edited out of the previous book.
I love the honesty that Tony uses when talking about himself and others
Tony.. See above