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I really wanted to like this, for obvious reasons I ended up feeling that this was a disjointed work that only tangentially mentioned her family s restaurant business, when I thought it would be the focus of the work. I couldn t stop reading this book It s one of the best memoirs I ve ever read hilarious, full of memorable characters, and told in short vignettes woven into the longer narrative of the family s life so things never get boring I highly recommend it. This book was a surprise for me Though it is about a restaurant life and loosely organized by food topics, it is muchabout family the good, the bad and the ugly Though I sometimes lost track of the relationship of one particular person to her, I loved the deep sense of respect and affection she has for each eccentric member of her enormous family The writing was beautiful The story was sad in some places and laugh out loud hilariuos in others I have a wonderful brother, have never This book was a surprise for me Though it is about a restaurant life and loosely organized by food topics, it is muchabout family the good, the bad and the ugly Though I sometimes lost track of the relationship of one particular person to her, I loved the deep sense of respect and affection she has for each eccentric member of her enormous family The writing was beautiful The story was sad in some places and laugh out loud hilariuos in others I have a wonderful brother, have never in my life wanted a sister, but I really loved the descriptions she shared of her relationship with her sister, envied her to get have such a strong bond.One of the few books I have come across that I didn t want to end This book won t transform your life, or teach you anything new But for me, it helped me to see my family in ahumorous, gracious way This was one of the few remaining books on CD left at the library after the summer vacation rush Obviously, since this is a memoir, it focuses on the fabulous history of the Volk family all the way down to lost cousins, married in aunts and uncles, hired help, etc I started out apathetic, but ended up enjoying her portrayal of New York City during her childhood and actually getting attached to the quirky characters on her family tree I was sorry when the CD ended. Thank heavens for reviews If I didn t read reviews about this book I may have been disappointed only because of what I thought I was going to get based on the title The title of this book seems a bit deceiving You think you are going to be reading about the life of a restaurant That is not what this book is about although the restaurant business can be seen as the glue or thread that keeps this family together and you do get glimpses of what it was like to own a restaurant It is about a fam Thank heavens for reviews If I didn t read reviews about this book I may have been disappointed only because of what I thought I was going to get based on the title The title of this book seems a bit deceiving You think you are going to be reading about the life of a restaurant That is not what this book is about although the restaurant business can be seen as the glue or thread that keeps this family together and you do get glimpses of what it was like to own a restaurant It is about a family s life in NYC Survival, success, failure not necessarily in that order You get little glimpses of history, memories of things you completely forgot about The people the author wrote about came to life for me Depending on the age of the reader this book can take you back to your childhood when you did dress to go into the city, wore gloves, shopped at B Altman s Ms Volk wrote honestly and didn t sugar coat In some cases, I wonder if members of her family are not talking to her because of some things she revealed When you read this book, just go with it At times there doesn t seem to be any order to what is shared Each chapter seems to be about one person but many people and memories old and new are thrown into the chapter I suggest reading each chapter as a short story and as you go through the book a bigger picture will unfold After finishing this book the title wasn t so wrong but emphasis needs to be on the word family I thought this memoir would be about running a restaurant, full of funny and perhaps poignant anecdotes But it s really about love and family relationships The chapters on her father are especially touching and memorable I m very glad I read this work. Patricia Volk is like Woody Allen minus the trenchant humor Her family of annoyingly kvetchy and insulting people is constantly displayed as lovable, but you know that if you spent five minutes in the same room with any one of them someone would be murdered Why she constantly parades before the reader this collection of obnoxious characters, most of whom insult her in the time worn manner of hypercritical ethnic parents, is baffling And, like one of those round bottomed clown faced punching Patricia Volk is like Woody Allen minus the trenchant humor Her family of annoyingly kvetchy and insulting people is constantly displayed as lovable, but you know that if you spent five minutes in the same room with any one of them someone would be murdered Why she constantly parades before the reader this collection of obnoxious characters, most of whom insult her in the time worn manner of hypercritical ethnic parents, is baffling And, like one of those round bottomed clown faced punching bags that bounces back with a smile after every pummel, there s Patricia on the rebound, grinning after each blow I suppose that writing a memoir so entrenched in denial is cathartic for the author, but it s not the stuff of great literature, just pathos I m not even 1 2 way through this book and I already hate it I thought there would be stories about growing up in the resteraunt business, but it is just incessant bragging about how funny great her family is Book is aimless and has no point, but a bunch of random family memories I am not going to finish it. i know a lot of people including my wife love this book but i found it boring in the extreme and gave up halfway through it s all bragging about her family who are somewhat colorfulat least to her , all snapshots, and absolutely no story i find it amazing it got so many good reviews i wanted to throw it across the roomit was so annoying this book is probably a hoot if you re a member of the author s family but for me, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. `DOWNLOAD BOOK ⇞ Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family ☠ Patricia Volk s delicious memoir lets us into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where you re never just hungry your starving to death, and you re never just full you re stuffed Volk s family fed New York City for one hundred years, fromwhen her great grandfather introduced pastrami to America until , when her father closed his garment center restaurant All along, food was pretty much at the center of their lives But as seductively as Volk evokes the food, Stuffedis at heart a paean to her quirky, vibrant relatives her grandmother with the best legs in Atlantic City her grandfather, who invented the wrecking ball her larger than life father, who sculpted snow thrones when other dads were struggling with snowmen Writing with great freshness and humor, Patricia Volk will leave you hungering to sit down to dinner with her robust family both for the spectacle and for the food