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I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

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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.

Synopsis:

Captivating one-of-a-kind recipes and kitchen-related craft projects by the creator of the website and quarterly magazine Sweet Paul.

Synopsis:

The undisputed king of pop-culture parody, andldquo;Weird Alandrdquo; Yankovic has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history, receiving three Grammy Awards (and 14 nominations) in the process. The man behind classics such as andldquo;Eat It,andrdquo; andldquo;Amish Paradise,andrdquo; and andldquo;White and Nerdyandrdquo; performed in more than 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia in support of his latest (and, to date, highest-charting) album, Alpocalypse. At last the time has come for a comprehensive illustrated tribute to this icon of the American humor landscape. Covering more than three decades of hilarious songs, videos, concert performances, and his life story in words and pictures, and featuring an introduction, lists, tweets, and photo captions from Yankovic himself, Weird Al: The Book is the ultimate companion piece to an extraordinary career.

Praise for Weird Al: The Book:

andldquo;Part biography and part pop culture museum, Weird Al: The Book is a treat.andhellip; A gorgeous look at Yankovicandrsquo;s life.andrdquo;

andmdash;Huffington Post

Synopsis:

It began as a little blog highlighting the recipes and crafts of the Norwegian-born food and prop stylist Paul Lowe. Six years later, Sweet Paul is an online magazine followed by millions and a print quarterly sold nationwide in specialty stores. Praised by the New York Times as “ a trove of seasonal delights,” it is turning heads with its easy, elegant food and style-setting aesthetic.

Divided into Morning, Brunch, Noon, and Night, with color palettes to match, Sweet Paul Eat and Make includes breakfast dishes like Morning Biscuits with Cheddar, Dill, and Pumpkin Seeds and brunches like Smoked Salmon Hash with Scallions, Dill, and Eggs. For lunch, theres a super-quick Risotto with Asparagus, and for dinner, Maple-Roasted Chicken and a stunning Norwegian specialty, Worlds Best Cake. Rustically chic craft projects—paper flowers made out of coffee filters, a vegetable-dyed tablecloth, and a trivet from wooden clothespins—will captivate even those who are all thumbs.

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:
The Book
Author:
Sedaris, Amy
Author:
Lowe, Paul
Author:
Rabin, Nathan
Author:
Yankovic, Al
Author:
Shulman, Audrey
Publisher:
Abrams Image
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Recipes
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
Cakes
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120925
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 color illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 7 in

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Product details 208 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.
"Synopsis" by , Captivating one-of-a-kind recipes and kitchen-related craft projects by the creator of the website and quarterly magazine Sweet Paul.
"Synopsis" by ,
The undisputed king of pop-culture parody, andldquo;Weird Alandrdquo; Yankovic has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history, receiving three Grammy Awards (and 14 nominations) in the process. The man behind classics such as andldquo;Eat It,andrdquo; andldquo;Amish Paradise,andrdquo; and andldquo;White and Nerdyandrdquo; performed in more than 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia in support of his latest (and, to date, highest-charting) album, Alpocalypse. At last the time has come for a comprehensive illustrated tribute to this icon of the American humor landscape. Covering more than three decades of hilarious songs, videos, concert performances, and his life story in words and pictures, and featuring an introduction, lists, tweets, and photo captions from Yankovic himself, Weird Al: The Book is the ultimate companion piece to an extraordinary career.

Praise for Weird Al: The Book:

andldquo;Part biography and part pop culture museum, Weird Al: The Book is a treat.andhellip; A gorgeous look at Yankovicandrsquo;s life.andrdquo;

andmdash;Huffington Post

"Synopsis" by ,
It began as a little blog highlighting the recipes and crafts of the Norwegian-born food and prop stylist Paul Lowe. Six years later, Sweet Paul is an online magazine followed by millions and a print quarterly sold nationwide in specialty stores. Praised by the New York Times as “ a trove of seasonal delights,” it is turning heads with its easy, elegant food and style-setting aesthetic.

Divided into Morning, Brunch, Noon, and Night, with color palettes to match, Sweet Paul Eat and Make includes breakfast dishes like Morning Biscuits with Cheddar, Dill, and Pumpkin Seeds and brunches like Smoked Salmon Hash with Scallions, Dill, and Eggs. For lunch, theres a super-quick Risotto with Asparagus, and for dinner, Maple-Roasted Chicken and a stunning Norwegian specialty, Worlds Best Cake. Rustically chic craft projects—paper flowers made out of coffee filters, a vegetable-dyed tablecloth, and a trivet from wooden clothespins—will captivate even those who are all thumbs.

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