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One of seven children born to an overworked single mother, Lynch was raised in a housing project. She earned a daredevil reputation for boosting vehicles (even a city bus), petty theft, drinking and doing drugs, and narrowly escaping arrest - haunted all the while by a painful buried trauma.
Out of Line describes Lynch's remarkable process of self-invention, including her encounters with colorful characters of the food world, and vividly evokes the magic of creation in the kitchen. It is also a love letter to South Boston and its vanishing culture, governed by Irish Catholic mothers and its own code of honor. Through her story, Lynch explores how the past - both what we strive to escape from and what we remain true to - can strengthen and expand who we are.
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By Andrew Skalaban on 12-09-17
Loved The Book, Performance Okay
This was a fascinating story of growing up in the projects to opening a restaurant empire. Wish it was ready by the other to get that Southie accent, or at least someone who has worked in the industry. The narrator kind of ruined it for me: a lot of the culinary terms were mispronounced like the T in robot coupe and the T in filet were both provinces as just 2 examples and any word outside of English was way OVERLY annunciated in accents.