Thursday, June 10, 2010

Book 40- The Sharper the Knife, the Less You Cry

This is a memoir of Kathleen Flinn, an American rat race exec who, at age 40-ish, loses her cushy London job and decides to spend her entire life savings, move to Paris with her boyfriend, and attend the Cordon Bleu cooking school, even though her French language skills were extremely limited. In The Sharper Your Knife, the Less you Cry: Love, Laughter and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School she chronicles her experiences in Paris during her time as a student, on a personal level, and as a "professional" student of the renowned school.

I loved her voice and her storytelling style. This is the type of memoir that I love to read, one that tells her story so it reads like fiction, her wit and food! She seems to have told "it like it is" and while she didn't pull any punches, she was still positive about her experience at the famous cut throat academy that graduated the likes of, none other than, Julia Child.

Wonderfully told story and the food sounds to die for. I couldn't cook a dang thing she gave a recipe for, but I like knowing the food it there and that I could try if I want. Excellent memoir of s smart woman going after what she wants, with a good outlook, not afraid to laugh at her self, or cry a little, and without all the whining! LOVE IT! Just what a memoir should be!