Gail Simmons Autobiography-Tallking with My Mouth Full
- Phaedrus Mar 14, 2012 10:18 AM
Has anyone read this yet? I saw the obligatory positive blurbs from the likes of Eric Ripert, David Chang (Really?), Giada, Jacques Pepin. But how is it really?
I'd be curious to see what Bourdain or Colicchio has to say about it.
I heard Gail interviewed on CBC's Q last night and will say the interview made me more interested in the book- I was surprised to hear about some of the twists and turns she's taken in her career and am interested in reading more. Can't speak to the quality of writing, etc. without reading it.
The interview was the last 20 minutes of the March 13th episode:
She seems pretty young to me to have published an autobio or memoir, but I wouldn't rule it out.
Saw her on CTV this a.m. and kept thinking about being up to here with celeb worship in all its ugly forms. While this is fly-weight stuff, who needs it?
I'm 3/4 of the way through the book and admittedly it's so much better then I was expecting. It was interesting to learn what her culinary background actually is. I do enjoy all forms of food literature as I am a chef myself. If you're a Top Chef fan, or in the industry I think you'd enjoy it.