Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites

Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites

by Mary Giuliani


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From awkward schoolgirl to Caterer to the Stars, Mary Giuliani weaves together a collection of hilarious memories, from professional growing pains to her long journey to motherhood, never losing her sense of humor and her love for everyone's favorite party food, pigs in a blanket.

Mary's utterly unremarkable childhood was everything she didn't want: hailing from a deeply loving yet overprotective Italian family in an all-Jewish enclave on Long Island. All she wanted was to fit in (be Jewish) and become famous (specifically a cast member on Saturday Night Live). With an easy, natural storytelling sensibility, Mary shares her journey from a cosseted childhood home to the stage and finally to the party, accidentally landing what she now refers to as "the breakthrough role of a lifetime" catering to a glittery list of stars she once hoped to be part of herself.

Fresh, personal, and full of Mary's humorous, self-deprecating, and can-do attitude against all odds, you'll want to see where each shiny silver tray of hors d'oeuvres takes her next. You never know when the humble hot dog will be a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success, in building a business or simply making life more delicious.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762465569
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 420,285
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mary Giuliani is an author, party and lifestyle expert, and founder and CEO of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. Mary has appeared on The Barefoot Contessa, The Chew, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Moltissimo with Jimmy Fallon, and is a regularly featured guest on The Rachael Ray Show. Mary's first book, The Cocktail Party (Eat, Drink, Play, Recover) came out in 2015. A graduate of Georgetown University, Mary resides in New York's Chelsea neighborhood and Woodstock, New York with her husband Ryan, and daughter Gala.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Tiny Hot Dogs ix

Part I Carvel: The Wonder Years 1

Pizza in a Cup

My Bat Mitzvah

Playing "Johnny Carson"

Hong Kong Flu

Put Your Socks and Your Panties On

What's a Patagonia?

Italian Hot Dogs

Part II Cigarettes: Things Are Going To Start Happening To Me Now 45

One Christopher Street

The Captain and Tennille

Careful What You Wish For

Lunch with Bob

Suddenly I See

Colin Cowie and My Joan Rivers Earrings

Am I a Foodie?

Strippers Eat Hors d'Oeuvres Too

Harry Potter

Short Acre Farm

Just Eat the Doritos

Part III Cocktails: Looks Like We've Made It 121

It Could Have Been Baldwin

Eating Stories Lists

My Date with the Barefoot Contessa

Waiting for Godot Woodstock-Style

Longing to Create

Games People Play

Maeby Gala

Mazel Chow

Love and Marriage … and a Catering Company

Things I'm Looking Forward to Teaching My Daughter

Lady Lobsters

Private Planes

Laughing in Her Sleep

Goodnight, Goodman

Free HBO

That's All I Need

Acknowledgments 229

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