I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris

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  • Pub. Date: October 2006
  • 304pp
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    • Pub. Date: October 2006
    • Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Hardcover, 304pp


    Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don't despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving. No matter the style or size of the gathering-from the straightforward to the bizarre-I LIKE YOU provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining. You don't even need to be a host or hostess to benefit-Amy offers tips for guests, too! (Number one: don't be fifteen minutes early.) Listeners will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children's party (a half-hour time limit, games included), and much, much more!

    The New York Times - Henry Alford

    "Clinically simple" may not be the mots justes here — "preposterously resourceful" is more like it. After all, we’re talking about a hostess who, for 25 cents, will laminate her party guests’ baby pictures or customize their cigarette lighters by wrapping them insticky shelf paper. She suggests using both an espresso spoon to curl eyelashes and Milk of Magnesia as a face mask. She offers four ideas for repurposing pantyhose, including a plant hanger, a bath sachet and a somewhatterrifying beauty aid she calls an "eye burrito." In short, I’m not sure what this author needs more — a round of applause or a fully licensed professional to sit her down and tell her all about lithium.

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    Amy Sedaris has appeared in several movies and television shows, and, with Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, a co-author of the novel Wigfield, and she co-wrote Strangers with Candy, the hit show on Comedy Central. She's also a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman. She lives in Manhattan with her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her rabbit, Dusty.

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    don't take life too seriouslyby Anonymous

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    March 06, 2011: i would hope that if one were to purchase this book one would know and understand who amy sedaris is and expect, as i did, a fun, quirky guide to entertaining. so, if you want advice from martha stewart download a great martha stewart instructional but if you wanna learn how to not take life too seriously, then download 'i like you'...it's fun!

    Hilarious, Fun Read, a Visual Celebration of Warped Creativity Gone Astray!by Smitty22

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    May 14, 2010: "I Like You: Entertaining Under the Influence" is a cheeky alternative to the every day recipe/ entertaining guides. No other guide specifically encompasses the in's and out's of entertaining for lumberjacks, funeral wakes, the elderly, when a rich uncle comes to visit, children, and the long overlooked demographic in most entertaining guides: stoners. Bless Ms. Sedaris for writing such a delightful tome for those of us who really can't be as together as Martha (you know who you are). This book is really top-notch and a great gift for the ever-diligent hostess in your life (providing she has a wacky sense of humor). I've purchased one copy of this book before and it wound up leaving with a party guest. Yes, it's so brilliant that I bought it twice. Whoever wound up with my last copy will hopefully invite me to one of their parties and I'll know who did it by the charmingly strange party decor & finger foods they'll employ from this book. Buy it, you can't have my copy.

    I Also Recommend: Strangers With Candy - The Complete Series.

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