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Turning Tables

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  • Posted March 6, 2009

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    This is an engaging Manhattan chick lit tale

    Erin Edwards loses her job as a New York marketing manager. Needing work, she pleads with family and friends until her dad and his golf pal Harold use their connections to obtain her a job waiting tables at Manhattan's exclusive Roulette restaurant in spite of having never worked as a waitress in her life and the owner having doubts higher than the Empire State Building.

    Chef Carl Corbett wants the marketer out of his restaurant as does Steve the owner; they plan to make her life as a waitress miserable. Gay waiter Cato the wannabe actor gives her tips while steady customer Daniel the television show producer is attracted to her. Erin takes her new position one day at a time as she considers becoming a mass murderer starting with dad and Harold while wondering whether she will survive the attacks by the chef and the owner.

    This is an engaging Manhattan chick lit tale that is at its best when the action is inside the restaurant because of the support cast either working there or dining there. The story line is fun due to secondary players like hyperactive Gina, commandant chef Corbett, and kindhearted Cato wrapped in purple. Erin is obstinate, but obviously is unsuited to work at Roulette; so her travesties there add to the fun. However, when she (and readers) steps outside the restaurant, the story line loses its humorous look at glitz and gourmet turning somewhat inane. Still turning pets aside, The MacDowell sisters write an amusing tale of life inside a top Manhattan restaurant.

    Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Eh

    It was pretty good and i wanted to read it but not in the way that you are like upset if you dont read it. Its kinda good if you need to waste time.

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  • Posted August 13, 2010

    Turning Tables Turns Head!

    From the first page I was hooked! It was funny and entertaining. I have never worked in the restaurant business before, and this story was an eye opener! I will never think waiters have an easy job ever again. I loved Cato's character the most and would love to read a story from his POV.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2010

    Easy Fun Reading

    I enjoyed this book during my lunch hours. It is light, easy, entertaining reading. I don't think you need to work in the restaurant industry to enjoy this book. I got this book on clearance, so I can't complain about the price.

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

    Wanted More

    I thought this book was OK. I really liked the main character and the story behind her - having lost her job, she is forced to work as a waitress. I thought that part of the story was really good and the incidents that happen at the restaurant were really cute/funny. The other half of the story, her love life, left me not so excited. The first guy was a jerk; I was not a fan. The second guy was much better, but then they get into a huge fight. I thought the fight was anti-climatic, I didn't understand why she was upset (I had to reread that part). Then she makes a decision (in regards to that relationship) at the end that seems to come out of nowhere which didn't make any sense to me. Overall, the book was well-written but left me wanting more insight into the character and better choices for the men she was in relationships with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2010

    Entertaining Read

    I found this book very entertaining. It is not going to win a Pulitzer, but it is perfect for a lazy day on the beach. I would recommend to anyone that is looking for a good read.

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  • Posted April 29, 2010

    great book. great read! really enjoyed it.

    great light read. it was a breeze to go through. very enjoyable, especially if you work in the service industry. i thought this was an entertaining book. It is not about to win any awards but I did find myself not wanting to put it down. it is especially enjoyable for anyone who has worked in the restaurant industry. if you go into the book expecting entertainment value only, you will love this one. A fun read. took me like 2 days to finish. i am looking foward to readinf more books like this!!!

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  • Posted June 27, 2009

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    A little slow

    This book was a little slow moving but worth reading. I have read better but I have also read worse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Light Read

    I think if that is what you are looking for then this will do.. I was not overly excitied about the book or the ending. It was a pick up last minute.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2008

    Fantastic Story!

    I just finished an advance copy of this book, which I found a great read. It's filled with biting humor, social commentary, romance, and fun plot twists.

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