29 Nov

hospitality under the influence

amy sedarisFunny-girl Amy Sedaris recently penned a much-publicized book on entertaining called I Like You (Hospitality Under the Influence)– which I finally got around to ordering last week and received in the mail yesterday. After less than 5 minutes of flipping through, it was obvious that Amy’s quirky (think “Strangers with Candy“) sense of humor is definitely not lost in this book :) It seems to be just as much about entertaining the reader as it is about instructing readers on how to entertain others.

With clever, tongue-in-cheek copywriting and kitschy 1970’s-looking imagery that is just about as un-Martha Stewart as you can possibly get – for example, Amy in a very yellow polyester jumpsuit and side ponytail, doing a toe-touch near a few potted plants – one of which is labeled “weed” – I Like Youdefinitely sets itself FAR apart from most entertaining books…so far apart it’s in it’s own genre – and I have to say I’m a fan :) Great holiday gift idea! For more info, check out the reader reviewson Amazon.

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Rachel SAYS:

One of my favorite cookbooks ever!

November 29, 2006 at 11:33 am

Anonymous SAYS:

Love this book. Amy is hilarious as ever.

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I’ve got to order this, if not for the photos!! These are hilarious – Amy is brilliant. She has managed to capture absolutely every photo cliche from the 70’s – I love it!

July 14, 2007 at 7:00 pm
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