How's it going with the book?
Posted 27 September 2004 - 09:05 AM
I really enjoyed reading Eating My Words and was wondering what kinds of reactions you've been getting to the book. Any controversies, hate mail, or stalkers? Any reviews you thought were wrong-headed or vindictive? Anything you'd like to tell us about the book that hasn't been said before? Tell all!
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Posted 27 September 2004 - 10:25 AM
Negative reviews lend credibility to the positive ones.
So far, no threats or lawsuits but it may be a bit early. I have many reviews coming up and many appearances and signings around the country.
There's much I would like to add to the book - like maybe a whole other book - but much of that has to do with non-food experiences I had in places I traveled to long ago..1960 in Bali, Moscow, Phnom Penh, Calcutta, Cairo, etc. Sort of Between Meals, but we know that title has been famously taken.
Posted 27 September 2004 - 10:34 AM
Hi Steve and thanks for inviting me aboard and for the generous words on my book. So far all reviews I have seen except one have been reassuringly complimentary..one exception came from Patricia Ullman in San Francisco Examiner who objected to my negativism.
Was this actually Patricia Unterman?
"food critic for three decades, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner. She is also the chef/owner of the Hayes Street Grill. Her work appears in national food magazines, such as Gourmet and Food & Wine, and she publishes her own newsletter Unterman on Food six times a year."
Looking forward to reading your new book!
Edited by ludja, 27 September 2004 - 10:36 PM.
-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1962 "Big Mama's Funeral"
Posted 27 September 2004 - 11:22 AM
owner writing critically about food matters has the makings of a conflict of interest, but the SF Examiner seems not to mind.
Posted 27 September 2004 - 09:38 PM
This post about ownership brings up a question. I remember hearing from an insider, that you were a limited partner in Vienna 79,way back in it's New York Times four star glory days. Was there any truth to his stiory?.
Posted 28 September 2004 - 07:20 AM
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Posted 02 October 2004 - 07:52 PM
O'Keefe's Water Club, an incident you may well recall.