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Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.)

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly - Anthony Bourdain I kept hearing about this book from two friends, and finally read it largely out of self defense. Unfortunately, Bourdain comes across as a bit of an ass, and I gave up on drug-soaked memoirs long ago.He "exposes" the dark underbelly of the culinary world, and after a couple hundred pages of nothing but over-the-top descriptions of co-workers, restaurant owners and his own escapades, I lost interest.Or more accurately, I lost trust in his perceptions. Everything can't always be larger than life, and "gonzo" tends to wear out over time.Bourdain's description of an average workday (and what it took to keep a restaurant running) was interesting, but overall, I had trouble staying interested.