This is one of the better audio books I have listened to - in no small part to the voice and style of Joe. While I love dining out - I have never watched the Food Channel or any of the reality shows centered on these celebrity and/or tyrannical chefs.So, I wasn't sure how much I would connect with the story. I could not have been more wrong. It worked on so many levels. It was a classic "immigrant family makes good" story (which I could relate to because I saw my father in so many of his recollections of his dad). It was a terrific business book since he went into some detail about the metrics that underly his business - and more importantly, how an owner needs to stay in touch with those metrics to thrive. It is also a story of family, heritage, passion and values. Joe speaks very candidly about that which of which he is very proud - but also lets us in on some of his less stellar moments. Also - be prepared for a lot of very colorful language ... but his edge is actually quite endearing.I can never sit in a restaurant again without feeling that I have a more visceral connection with whatever "Restaurant Man" owns that establishment!
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