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Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family, Library Edition

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  • In a restaurant family, you’re never just hungry—you’re starving to death. And you’re never full—you’re stuffed. Patricia Volk’s family is as American (background: Austrian-Jewish) as “Rhapsody in Blue.” They came to these shores determined to make their mark; each of them is a piquant morsel of history. Great-grandfather Sussman Volk brought pastrami to the New World. Grandfather Jacob was known as “the Most Destructive Force on Wall Street” and was memorialized by E. B. White as “the greatest wrecker of all time” for his innovative method of demolition. Uncle Albert was the first man to stir scallions into cream cheese. The last of Grandfather Herman Morgen’s fourteen restaurants was a famous garment center hangout. One grandmother won the 1916 trophy for “Best Legs in Atlantic City.” The other was a three-hundred-pound calendar girl. Ms. Volk’s handsome, demanding restaurateur father invented the Six-color Retractable Pen and Pencil Set and the Double-sided Cigarette Lighter (so you never have to worry which end is up). For three generations, just about every Volk and Morgen (with the exception of Uncle Al, who had an eleven-year affair with Aunt Lil and then refused to marry her because she wasn’t a virgin) has, no matter what the circumstances, exhibited a terrifyingly positive attitude. With a cosmic disdain for the status quo, all of them—the tyrants, do-gooders, lovers, martyrs, and fakes—lived at full tilt. Stuffed is a wildly funny yet unsparing look at how families work.
  • Author:
    Patricia Volk
    Binding:
    MP3 CD
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    920
    EAN:
    9780786190584
    Edition:
    MP3
    ISBN:
    0786190582
    Label:
    Blackstone Audiobooks
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $24.95
    Manufacturer:
    Blackstone Audiobooks
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2003-03
    Publisher:
    Blackstone Audiobooks
    Studio:
    Blackstone Audiobooks
    Title:
    Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family, Library Edition
    Creator:
    Barbara Rosenblat
    Format:
    MP3 Audio
    Weight:
    0.38 pounds

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