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Publisher's Summary

The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war - with herself, with her body, and with food - while working her way through the underbelly of New York City’s glamorous culinary scene.
Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she’s invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night she’s intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industry’s insiders. She’s hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she’s also ravenous because she hasn’t eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days.
Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can’t fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah’s going to have to learn to nourish her soul.
©2018 Hannah Howard (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Laura Gresen on 05-22-18

Tough to get through

I liked the point of the story but it seemed very scattered at times. The narration made it difficult to get through.

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2 out of 5 stars
By leora lesh on 04-29-18

Horrible narration

I wanted to like this book so much, but I just felt like it was always all over the place. Furthermore, the narrator was awful! I am sorry to be so blunt but it was really painful to listen to her voice. I definitely enjoyed it more when I would read it through my Kindle but even then I just never felt like I attached to any of the characters.

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