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Bourdain has came a long way from a heroin addict to a well-polished world traveler. Kitchen Confidential is as charming as it is well-written. I couldn't put the book down until I reached the last page.

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Absolutely revetting! Have read it twice over. Took me on a journey from the get-go.

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Live fast life of a chef
Pretty good book about his life as a cook. Pretty badass and baller too (but with out loads of money)

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Great book!
This book is one of those gems that makes you happy to be a book worm. If you enjoy Tony's particular style of cynicism, you'll love this book. More often than not, I could imagine Tony actually narrating this when I was reading it...

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Force closes
Can't finish the book! When I open all our says is cannot open. Really makes mad I can't finish.

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Great read
I was a fan before reading, more of a fan after.

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This is the first book I read about anything that had to do with food and I don't know if I regret it or not. The only reason I say this is because it took me too long to read because all it did was make me hungry every time Anthony wrote so vividly each dish he created or even food items I did not understand sounded awesome. I enjoyed it thoroughly and recommend it to anyone who is a food junky like me.  

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a good aftertaste
The reason why I enjoyed the book so much was because I worked in restaurants from age 14 to about 22. I'm not a chef nor did I work the kitchen but I went through alot of the joys
and pains of the restaurant life in nyc which taught me many life lessons, to my family owning a failed pizzeria and restaurant to my years as a busboy to runner to waiter to manager/kitchen prep/parking lot attendent/sommelier(faux sommelier) to a failing 200 seat restaurant. I related to alot of his stories and some hit right at home, with a real life experience of a working class man working the priviliged and spoiled and annoying customer. the stories are real and shows to the world what it truly takes to keep a customer happy. His personal struggles shows the world what it means to pursue your dream and not really understanding why you are still persuing it after so many failures. So, who should read this book? I reccomend it to the guy/girl whos worked the business, to the annoying person who destroys a meal by making ridiculous requests and doesn't understand the point of eating out and to the person who is interested in learning about the people who cook your food. 

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THE book that started it all for Anthony. If you are a a 'foodie' or simply interested in what goes on behind the scenes in the restaurant business, this is a must-read. It is also extremely entertaining and well written. Hooked from the first page.
Sort of like Tony, himself. a little addictive. In a good way.
 

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