A Reader posted a review at 2007-12-22 01:21:35.
If you're going to read this book at all, you must get it as an audiobook. I think if I'd read this book on paper I would have lost interest somewhere around the middle and moved on. But Bourdain's delivery, describing cuisine like a character in a Phillip Marlowe novel would describe a dame, is laugh-out-loud funny in parts, and makes the confessional aspect of the book more appealing. The best part of this memoir is that Bourdain makes no effort to cover the warts and wounds that make him who he is. He's not a pleasant person and makes no bones about it. But what he is is an engaging storyteller. I recommmend this to anyone who likes memoirs, food writing, or who isn't afraid of some very filthy language.