Nate Meyvis


The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen, Jacques Pépin

This is a very rich book; the first 2/3 is the best. (When I was reading the last third, I couldn’t shake the feeling that his publicist had written it.) This is high-information-density (and high-entertainment-value) material about culture, especially French culture; management; the New York City of our collective imagination and as it used to be; the relationship between geography and work; and the mindset of success. Recommended.