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The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School

Kathleen Flinn - Author

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ISBN 9780143114130 | 304 pages | 02 Sep 2008 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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  • Washington State Center for the Book Award Finalist
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This is the funny and inspiring account of Kathleen Flinn’s struggle in a stew of hot-tempered chefs, competitive classmates, her own “wretchedly inadequate” French, and the basics of French cuisine. Flinn was a thirty-six-year-old middle manager trapped on the corporate ladder—until her boss eliminated her job. So she cashed in her savings and moved to Paris to pursue her lifelong dream of attending the venerable Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. Fans of Julie & Julia and the late Julia Child will be richly rewarded by this vibrant tale of self-discovery, transformation, and ultimately love.

“ An engaging story about a fantasy fulfilled. It’s Under the Tuscan Sun goes to cooking school.”
—Michael Ruhlman, author of The Elements of Cooking and The Soul of a Chef

“ A joy to read . . . A compelling story about learning to cook and learning to love at the same time, told with humility, humor, and passion.”
—Bill Radke, host of NPR’s Weekend America

“ This tasty offering . . . seems destined to earn an honored place on the crowded bookshelves of many foodie readers.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer


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