Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

Hearing this woman talk about food is almost as good as eating it yourself-- and I'd never heard of half the dishes she reviews! Her initial search for characters to play is intriguing, as are her self-discoveries while in character. The only reason this books doesn't get top marks is because it runs out of steam by the end, without a real coherent point. But this is a memoir, and life is like that sometimes, so maybe that's not much of a criticism. I'll add more after we review it at book club next month!