The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak A New Orleans Family Memoir (Hardcover)
|Author: Randy Fertel|
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|The Big Easy family saga of an eccentric father, a workaholic mother, and the birth of the Ruth''s Chris Steak House empire|
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Chronicles the family saga of an eccentric father, a workaholic mother and the birth of the Ruth's Chris Steak House empire in New Orleans.
The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir by Randy Fertel - Book Review
By: Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/22/2012 6:25 PM
|Randy Fertel’s The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak opens with a quintessential New Orleans scene of his mother’s funeral, complete with a second line. Thus he assures the reader that this will be no ordinary family memoir, and also confirms my belief that there is no place like New Orleans on this planet. While those of us familiar with New Orleans will find the scene quite familiar, readers from other places might well shake their heads in disbelief at the scenes of the family dancing to the sounds of the brass band. Well, if they think that is not very believable, I would love to be a fly on the wall a page or two later when they will encounter the scene of the “tomb picnic,” an event so wonderfully weird and outrageous that it managed to slightly shock even the citizens of New Orleans....read the full review|