Monthly Archives: December 2008

Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, from Cocaine to Foie Gras and Chef Jeff Cooks by Jeff Henderson

In Cooked, Jeff Henderson tells an inspirational story of triumph over the odds. While growing up in the inner city, he was attracted to the wealth of neighborhood hustlers. Soon he was running drugs himself and making huge sums of … Continue reading

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Shenzhen: a Travelogue From China by Guy Delisle

“I realize that I’d remembered only the good things…how exotic it was…because with time blocking out the bad, memory is always bound to be a bit naive and stupidly optimistic.” Guy Delisle returns to China for the second time to … Continue reading

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

When I started reading this book I thought it a little too literary for my taste and spent too much time toggling between the book and my dictionary. It is at heart, a philosophical novel, with characters who read Marx … Continue reading

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