Waiter Rant is going to Rio!

I’d like to thank the good folks at Editora Nova Fronteira of Rio de Janeiro for agreeing to publish my book in Brazil. Waiter Rant is going to be translated into Portuguese! How cool is that? Muito obrigado! My apologies for not posting in a while. I’m...

No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land, a memoir by Ruth Fowler (aka. Mimi in New York) hits bookstores today. Pick up a copy! That’s the second person on my blogroll to come out with a book. Who’s next? Good luck Ruth!

Saving Grace

It’s 9:30 PM on Wednesday night and Café Machiavelli’s been empty for almost an hour. Thinking we might close early, the owner sits down behind the hostess stand and starts tabulating the night’s receipts.  Eager to go home, the food runner starts cleaning the...

Those Cheeky Brits!

Here’s the UK edition of my book, courtesy of John Murrays! You have to love the cover! UK readers can pre-order my book on Amazon.co.UK by clicking here! Many thanks to Eleanor, Helen, Lucy, and everyone at John Murrays!

The Wages of Candy

It’s 9:00 AM and I’m sitting in the dentist’s chair. The news is not good. “It needs to be extracted,” the dentist says, pronouncing my molar’s death sentence. “Wow,” I reply. “That bad?” “Yes.” “You can’t fix it?” “You could get a root canal and a crown,” the dentist...