Saturday, August 21, 2010

And now back to your regularly scheduled program

I'm currently reading a book called Sex and Bacon (not the only thing I'm reading; another book is about an undertaker who solves murders, and the third book is about a sea monster terrorizing a small town who's sheriff is a pothead), written by a former porn actress. it wasn't the sex part that got me interested, but rather, what is this person writing about in terms of food and why did she get published?

I picked up the book because I needed something else to read that was non-fiction, other than cookbooks and it was there staring me in the face. This book is great in that each chapter is like a new story and so for someone like me with ADD it's possible to read it when I feel like it and not have to keep yet another storyline straight in my head.

Her writing style is like Anthony Bourdain in some sense, so not for everyone. She's blunt, swears and of course reveals things from her past life that are funny, poignant, and sometimes, for a chickenshit like me, even gross. But hey, that's what makes the world go round right?

I figured after all my whining and complaining and feeling sorry for myself for the last while, it's time I wrote something that was in some ways semi-related to the title of my blog.


Anonymous said...

How did I miss this one? So what exactly did she know about food and how did she get published?

Epicure68 said...

I thought you were just ignoring it. :)

She knows what she likes (bacon, bacon fat and garlic), but I wouldn't go to her as my source for inspired cooking. She got published by a publishing company that caters to women like her. So unless you're planning to start a career in an adult industry and then write about it, they're not going to be your publisher.