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  • Title: Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir
  • Author: Padma Lakshmi
  • ISBN: 9780062202611
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. I admired Padma Lakshmi from afar until I read her memoir It s hard not to be struck by her beauty and well spoken grace on television On Top Chef I liked the delicate yet discerning way she tasted the competitors morsels I liked that she married Salman Rushdie, a man of substance I know a whole lot after reading her words and I ll never look at her with such naive admiration again.She is just too full of herself She doesn t seem to appreciate or understand how privileged she is When her marria [...]

  2. Prior to reading this book, the only experience I had of Padma was through Top Chef, and on tv she seemed very pleasant and actually down to earth and quite likable Boy did my perspective change by the end of this work This is quite literally the only memoir I ve ever read where I went into the book generally liking the person and by the end flat out hating them Somehow Padma wrote a memoir where she actually comes off as extremely unlikable I found her to be a narcissistic, gold digging whiner [...]

  3. I hate most autobiographies People tend to try to make their lives sound extraordinary, while remaining humble, and deserving They gloss over the juicy bits, the stuff we really want to know, and try really hard to justify their shitty behavior This book is exactly like that.I am not a hater I love Top Chef Padma has always struck me as a beautiful woman and an adequate host A bit bland, a bit whiny, perhaps In this memoir, Padma is just that Bland and whiny, dare I say vapid and boring Her stru [...]

  4. As a closeted foodie one of my favorite shows is Top Chef I was always intrigued, by Padama Lakshmi a coco colored beauty who is articulate and icy, with a highly educated palate Thus, I was captivated by her memoir Padma is whip smart Her book covers her high profile romances with older men Salman Rushdie Teddy Frostman , growing up in India, her ethnic identity struggles, her modeling career, having endometriosis, filming Top Chef, her undying love for her little girl, and food Her elaborate d [...]

  5. For someone who always seemed to convey a serene and low key spirit at least while on TV Padma has certainly led a life of high drama From her struggle to fit in and assimilate as a young immigrant from India to her tumultuous relationship and marriage with Salman Rushdie, and everything that happened afterwards, her life has definitely been a roller coaster ride But I also have to add that I ve read many celebrity memoirs and it never fails to surprise me how fast they lose touch with reality a [...]

  6. I needed a cookbook for my Summer Book Bingo card and there may not be a style of book that I would want to read less, so I picked this one up and it has eight recipes in it and I AM COUNTING IT, DON T CARE If you are wondering if she talks shit about Salman Rushdie YUP He comes off like an Indian Frasier Crane Tell me that this surprises you in the least.

  7. I enjoyed this Admittedly, I walked into this with a fairly low opinion of Lakshmi I had assumed her to be vapid, self absorbed, and attracted to little than money and power And she is But I guess I was surprised to the degree that she owns it She doesn t come off well in all situations, and she cops to a lot of it That s not easy She s kind of a jerk, she thinks she s brilliant and beautiful than she likely is, I m guessing, but who cares She at least offers a portrait of a person who is dim [...]

  8. Less a food memoir and a cleaned up response to tabloid rumors about her love life Like her favorite Indian snacks, initially tasty but ultimately unsatisfying.

  9. Considering the fact that I tend to avoid non fiction, this was surprisingly easy to get through well, it is a glorified celebrity memoir, I admit I was intrigued because I had watched the first two seasons of Top Chef and was always a little confused why they would have a model, whom I found rather uncharismatic, hosting a food show In this book, Laskshmi does succeed in hitting you over the head with her absolute love for food and I believe her, so there s that Unfortunately, I didn t like how [...]

  10. Padma Lakshmi may be a pretty face, but she is no fool She opens this memoir with the dirt everyone was hoping for intimate details of her failed marriage to Salman Rushdie, the infamous and brilliant writer It was a torrid affair, start to finish, but wonderfully these are not even the most interesting chapters of Love, Loss, and What We Ate A Memoir Lakshmi s story is that of an immigrant child, shuttling between India and New York or LA It is a story of single motherhood and matriarchy It is [...]

  11. Just a so so for me I liked Padma s writing about her food memories and her childhood very much, and the nosy person in me enjoyed some of the recent relationship stuff But there was a lot of poor me stuff that I found a little bit whiny I found the structure was a little bit all over the place, without it feeling purposeful for some reason When a memoir is told in a non linear way this went back and forth at times , I still feel there needs to be a progression of theme to make sense of the stru [...]

  12. It was an enjoyable read until about half way through and then it became very messy and unedited The author couldn t seem to get to the point I would have never pictured her to be the self pity type I m still a fan and will continue to follow her career and maybe buy another book from her, but this book should have been edited a bit better.

  13. I was waiting for Padma to write a book because I was a fan of her cookbooks This memoir of love and loss resonated in ways with me I didn t expect Her relationship with Salman moved me and her story of finally being able to be mom had me overjoyed with happiness.

  14. I will finish this book in the near future Very well written and enjoyable but I must finish a pile of library books that are holding me hostage.

  15. I am Indian and I love food so by proxy I assumed I would love Padma I knew of her and without getting too close, I thought she was pretty admirable So I picked up this book and now I have nothing but mixed feelings At times, I identify with her and enjoy her anecdotes But the thing that really got to me during the course of this book was the self pity She understates the grandiosity of the life she has and she writes herself to be a victim of sorts And the undertones of the writing feel like ex [...]

  16. This book was filled with nostalgia of many kinds for me the by lanes of my childhood, the feelings that come from trying to straddle different worlds because of living in different countries, TamBrahm traditions and most importantly thayir saadam While I felt that Padma tries to hard to be poetic about food in some places, I also felt that this was a very honest take on her life She calls herself out on many things including daddy issues, a sense of entitlement and She also takes the time to w [...]

  17. I was totally not expecting to love this book as much as I did I came to this entirely from a perspective of only knowing Padma from Top Chef I had no idea she was a writer, a model, co founder of a foundation, or any of the multiple things this fabulous woman is I was not expecting this book to be so completely feminist, both in it s frank discussion of the way women are treated in not only India but here in the United States, and to her memories of her mother, her grandmother, and the countles [...]

  18. Ok Could be a 2.5 or 3 Interesting to me because of her references to the specific parts of India that might my family is from Writing was hard to stick with in the middle It was also hard for me to find her likeable.

  19. Surprisingly enjoyable wow does Salman Rushdie come off like a dick and engrossing made me want to be friends with Padma based on the Helmut Newton nude shoot anecdote alone Perfect vacation read.

  20. This is a book about Padma Lakshmi s life and struggles which went with it It is very moving for the large part as she writes about the attitude of a few insensitive men she gets into relationships with These sections which deal with her personal trauma do make you feel for what she has been through, dealing at the same time with endometriosis It is not easy making it as a model in the west when you are an expat, but she persists and finally makes it The book is interspersed with a few recipes q [...]

  21. I m not really into memoirs, but I picked this up because 1 Padma Lakshmi and 2 Salman Rushdie Yeah yeah, I know I ve seen her culinary and travel shows and was always intrigued how a model like her married a world famous writer, twice her age Well, I got the whole story now As a memoir, it is an honest account of her life, without embellishing the good bits or glazing over the bad But as a book, it was a bit convoluted and all over the place There is no clear chronology and the prose is very in [...]

  22. As a long time Top Chef viewer, I had a barebones sketch of Lakshmi s life but it turns out she is so much than what I had gleaned There is much honesty and vulnerability in her memoir than I would have guessed and as such, her decisions don t always come across in the best light Yet that s what makes the writing so compelling I appreciated her advocacy for women s rights from the options for women growing up in India to how endometriosis has impacted her life and health Plus, there was some f [...]

  23. I picked this book up for the most superficial of reasons, I needed to read a food memoir for a reading challenge this one showed up in a list of recommendations I knew nothing about her life going in, but I have found myself enthralled with her frankness about her relationships, her health, her family Padma writes so beautifully about growing up between worlds and cultures, traditional Indian living, and her personal life and struggles I was also amazed by how frank she was regarding both her j [...]

  24. I don t usually read memoirs so this was a departure for me I enjoyed the honesty of Padma in this memoir I enjoyed the stories of her life that were reminiscent of my own and yet very different I did feel like the narrative was a bit disjointed at times Also while the stories of food were interesting, I am not a foodie and probably did not have the same appeal as they would a true lover of food.

  25. 3.5 I listened to her interview with Another Round, which focused on endometriosis, and decided to check this out for a recent car trip It s interesting and mostly well written, a story that takes on a sad tone at times.

  26. I am definitely one of those people who picked this book up because they thought Padma was going to dish about her experiences on Top Chef Like why the hell did that jerk Nicholas win Season 11 Why And I, probably like many others, was curious as to her marriage to Salman Rushdie I was tickled pink to discover she was his muse for at least a few of his novels I was pleasantly surprised to discover the depth of her life and how intrinsically food is tied into her memories I can still link certain [...]

  27. I m having a hard time reviewing this book I bounce back and forth between liking it and disliking it Primarily, I think what I don t like is the writing The writing is lacking in sophistication and feels simplistic I d say it doesn t sound like her own voice but wow, I really knew nothing about her before this book so I ve no clue what her own voice is But the writing doesn t do her story justice, at all.I can see where people might think she comes off as narcissistic or into her own looks but [...]

  28. I m a Top Chef fanatic I watch every season with the exception of maybe a couple early seasons I missed before I got hooked and make effort to visit restaurants fronted by former contestants and winners I may or may not have fawned over Stephanie Izard when I met her a couple years agoThat being said, I was primed to enjoy this book I ve followed Padma Lakshmi s life in the news and always found her to be not only beautiful but interesting I was happy to find myself with the same opinions after [...]

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