I Like You

I Like You

Hospitality Under the Influence

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Baker & Taylor
An unconventional hostess offers a warm and witty guide to the art of entertaining, furnishing a treasury of recipes, helpful advice, and offbeat tips on how to pull off a party with extraordinary flair regardless of the occasion, covering such topics as unique dishes to serve alcoholics, the secrets to a successful children's party, arts and crafts ideas, and more. 175,000 first printing.

Hachette Book Group
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, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair.  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.)  Readers 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), plus a whole appendix chock-full of arts and crafts ideas (from a mini-pantyhose plant-hanger to a do-it-yourself calf stretcher), and much, much more!

Baker
& Taylor

Offers a guide to the art of entertaining, furnishing recipes, helpful advice, and offbeat tips on how to host parties with extraordinary flair, covering such topics as unique dishes to serve alcoholics and arts and crafts ideas.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446578844
0446578843
Branch Call Number: 793.2 SED
Characteristics: 303 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.

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CatherineG_1 Oct 14, 2016

Amy Sedaris's humour shines throughout this book. Her take on entertaining is not like Martha Stewart et al. Her ideas, often cheap and cheerful are well within the average budget of someone who entertains at home. I especially love the photographs. They remind me of cookbooks, my mom used to own.

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campingmomma
Apr 09, 2013

This book was sooo funny! I am new to Amy Sedaris, but figured if she was anything like her brother, David she would be a good read & boy was I right. They must have had the most hysterical childhood. As I mentioned previously in one of my updates, I wasn't in the book for the recipes or for the how to host a good party information I was in it for the humor and I was not disappointed it. Though I have to admit if you're into hosting parties and cooking and such it did have some very helpful tips...I learned a thing or two. I will be starting her second book, Simple Times: crafts for poor people which I'm sure just from the title won't disappoint.

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