Wow we finished reading our first book together! I was so happy with all the photos and screenshots you guys sent me of the first book in our book club – Life, On The Line by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas.
I’m so excited that we’re reading a book each month. I usually try to do more but thanks to the club I know that now I HAVE to read at least one book every month. If you still haven’t signed up for the book club, click here and fill in your details.
Reading makes me happy. It’s time away from everything else and the thing I love the most is, it makes me think. Even though I was re-reading this book, at every chapter and at every stage of Chef Achtaz’s life, I kept thinking of my own. There were so many places early on in his career that I could relate with. His first few days at culinary school, first job and working for 16 hours a day and nothing but work mattered to him. The thing I loved the most was seeing Alinea come together. If you’re starting anything new, you feel his pain and you feel his excitement. The one thing I truly wished for as I read this book was that I had someone like Nick Kokonas. While it’s great being your own boss and all (is it, really?) the thing I feel the most running the business is – lonely. It’s a lonely journey and that’s not something most people talk about. Well, my eyes for my own Nick are always open!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book. Especially if you’re not from the food industry and you read it. What were your favourite moments? Did you cry (I howled like a baby near the end of the book)? I want to know everythingggggg! Let me know in the comments 🙂