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.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
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
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
Love and Marriage … and a Catering Company
Things I'm Looking Forward to Teaching My Daughter
Laughing in Her Sleep
That's All I Need