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I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

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ISBN13: 9780446578844
ISBN10: 0446578843
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A tongue-in-cheek pastiche of recipes and advice for host and guest alike, I Like You will embolden readers to take on any entertaining challenge, be it hosting children, a rich uncle, or a crew of lumberjacks.
Recommended by Sheila A., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don't despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving. No matter the style or size of the gathering — from the straightforward to the bizarre — I Like You provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair. You don't even need to be a host or hostess to benefit — Amy offers tips for guests, too! Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children's party (a half-hour time limit, games included), plus an appendix chock-full of arts and crafts ideas (a mini pantihose plant-hanger), and much, much more!

Review:

"Sedaris's sidesplitting guide to throwing parties hopes to return readers to the times when the word 'entertainment' was 'charmingly old-fashioned, like courtship or back alley abortions.' While her tongue is firmly in cheek, novice party-planners will actually find some helpful hints along the way as Sedaris offers instructions and real recipes. Her tips run the gamut from how to properly freeze meatballs (freeze them on a cookie sheet before putting them into a freezer bag so they won't stick together) and deal with the inebriated ('Better to cut them off rather than pretend it's not happening and then allow them to stay over and wet your bed'). She's a generous but crafty hostess ('A good trick is to fill your medicine cabinet with marbles. Nothing announces a nosey guest better than an avalanche of marbles hitting a porcelain sink'). Etiquette pointers include inappropriate introductions ('This is Barbara, she can't have children') and things to avoid saying to the grieving ('Did she smoke?' 'Was he drinking?' 'Where were you when this happened?'). Her advice is both practical and hilarious; her instructions on removing vomit stains ends with 'or just toss it, chances are you've stained it before.' Sedaris's first solo effort (after Wigfield with her Strangers with Candy co-stars, as well as several plays with her brother, David) is an outrageous and deadpan delight, greatly enhanced by her deliriously kitschy illustrations and photos." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Sedaris also includes creative ideas for themed parties, instructions for wacky craft projects (mostly made out of retired pantyhose), and advice on gift-giving for everyone from nuns, priests, and children to the divorced man in the office and women in early menopause." Library Journal

Review:

"The actor, caterer, film star, comic, and sister of David Sedaris charms, seduces, entertains, instructs, amuses, and just plain invites readers into her somewhat eclectic life." Booklist

Synopsis:

America's most delightfully unconventional hostess provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with her blisteringly funny take on entertaining — plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair.America's most delightfully unconventional hostess provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with her blisteringly funny take on entertaining — plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair.

About the Author

Amy Sedaris lives in Manhattan with her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her pet rabbit, Dusty.

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Brie, November 12, 2008 (view all comments by Brie)
If you've ever wondered how to conjure your inner hostess by making a self esteem collage, who not to invite to your party, or just needed a definitive recipe for Frazzled Leeks in Snapping Oil, this is the ultimate holiday (and all-occasion) guide to entertaining entertainment! Sedaris is hilarious as always; this book is one party that I'm glad I was invited to.
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Goldie, March 19, 2008 (view all comments by Goldie)
My mom gave me this book for Christmas 2006. The same day I opened it I turned around and gave it to my friend for her birthday. I've regretted that action ever since.

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Lucie, December 2, 2007 (view all comments by Lucie)
in these times of holiday razzle dazzle, here is a book that works perfectly for all occasions...

as a quick touch-up guide on providing top-notch hospitality to the masses as well as intimate gatherings...

as a hostess gift when attending holiday soirees and dinner parties...

as a happy treat to yourself for putting up with the season's stress & zaniness.

I LIKE YOU is both an entertaining & enriching read that will keep you laughing all the way to the new year. and my, how practical too...the hardcover slipcover also doubles as a secret foldout pinup.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446578844
Subtitle:
Hospitality Under the Influence
Author:
Sedaris, Amy
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Recipes
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081022
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10 x 8.25 x 0.75 in 2.41 lb

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Product details 304 pages Warner Books - English 9780446578844 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A tongue-in-cheek pastiche of recipes and advice for host and guest alike, I Like You will embolden readers to take on any entertaining challenge, be it hosting children, a rich uncle, or a crew of lumberjacks.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sedaris's sidesplitting guide to throwing parties hopes to return readers to the times when the word 'entertainment' was 'charmingly old-fashioned, like courtship or back alley abortions.' While her tongue is firmly in cheek, novice party-planners will actually find some helpful hints along the way as Sedaris offers instructions and real recipes. Her tips run the gamut from how to properly freeze meatballs (freeze them on a cookie sheet before putting them into a freezer bag so they won't stick together) and deal with the inebriated ('Better to cut them off rather than pretend it's not happening and then allow them to stay over and wet your bed'). She's a generous but crafty hostess ('A good trick is to fill your medicine cabinet with marbles. Nothing announces a nosey guest better than an avalanche of marbles hitting a porcelain sink'). Etiquette pointers include inappropriate introductions ('This is Barbara, she can't have children') and things to avoid saying to the grieving ('Did she smoke?' 'Was he drinking?' 'Where were you when this happened?'). Her advice is both practical and hilarious; her instructions on removing vomit stains ends with 'or just toss it, chances are you've stained it before.' Sedaris's first solo effort (after Wigfield with her Strangers with Candy co-stars, as well as several plays with her brother, David) is an outrageous and deadpan delight, greatly enhanced by her deliriously kitschy illustrations and photos." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Sedaris also includes creative ideas for themed parties, instructions for wacky craft projects (mostly made out of retired pantyhose), and advice on gift-giving for everyone from nuns, priests, and children to the divorced man in the office and women in early menopause."
"Review" by , "The actor, caterer, film star, comic, and sister of David Sedaris charms, seduces, entertains, instructs, amuses, and just plain invites readers into her somewhat eclectic life."
"Synopsis" by , America's most delightfully unconventional hostess provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with her blisteringly funny take on entertaining — plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair.America's most delightfully unconventional hostess provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with her blisteringly funny take on entertaining — plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair.
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