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Downsized from her boutique firm, Erin panics as she watches her career ambitions plunge into free fall. Why else would the savvy twenty-eight-year-old take a job as…a waitress? A favorable word from a family friend gets Erin in the door at Roulette, Madison Avenue’s newest exclusive haunt and home to a celebrity chef with a talent for cutting-edge cuisine and spotting the weakest link.

Life behind the apron is even worse than she imagined–from mangling orders to overimbibing at a wine seminar, Erin finds herself in hot water with the egomaniacal chef and the owner’s outrageous wife. And then there’s the dismissive, surly clientele, all but Daniel Fratelli, a flirtatious TV news producer. Is Daniel really as down-to-earth as he seems? Or will he eventually succumb to one of the many glamorous uptown girls in his own social circle?

Determined to prove that she won’t crack under pressure, Erin begins to master the art of waitressing–becoming part shrink, part slave, and part foie gras hustler. But her continuing series of disastrous missteps quickly sends her right back to the bottom of the food chain. Forced to prove her commitment by organizing the storage area and alphabetizing produce after hours, Erin wonders if she’ll ever make it back to the real world. But with a little help from her quirky best friend, she comes up with an idea that might take her life in a whole new direction–and that’s just the first course….

Synopsis:

Losing her job and desperate to continue to pay rent on her Manhattan apartment, Erin Edwards takes a job as a waitress at Roulette, a chic Upper East Side restaurant, where she finds herself at the beck and call of a notorious celebrity chef, the restaurant owner's outrageous wife, difficult diners, and an undercover food critic who can make or break an establishment. A first novel. 60,000 first printing.

About the Author

Heather and Rose MacDowell are identical twins who have waited tables in some of the best (and worst) restaurants in Manhattan, Nantucket, and San Francisco. Today they live on opposite coasts and write by email and phone. They dine out frequently and are big tippers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440337577
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Heather and Rose MacDowell
Author:
Rose MacDowell
Author:
MacDowell, Rose
Author:
MacDowell, Heather
Author:
Heather MacDowell
Subject:
Fiction : Contemporary Women
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Waitresses
Subject:
General
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Chick lit
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080325
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
324

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Product details 324 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440337577 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Losing her job and desperate to continue to pay rent on her Manhattan apartment, Erin Edwards takes a job as a waitress at Roulette, a chic Upper East Side restaurant, where she finds herself at the beck and call of a notorious celebrity chef, the restaurant owner's outrageous wife, difficult diners, and an undercover food critic who can make or break an establishment. A first novel. 60,000 first printing.
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