Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs

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Now in paperback from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club...

Shortly before turning 50, TV cooking show personality Augusta "Gus" Simpson discovers that the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming her with a beautiful, young new co-host. But Gus isn't going without a fight-whether it's off-set with her two demanding daughters, on-camera with the ambitious new diva herself, or after-hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who's raising Gus's temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career.
 

About Kate Jacobs

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Kate Jacobs is a writer and editor who lives in Southern California. She has worked for Redbook, Working Woman, and Family Life, among other publications. The Friday Night Knitting Club is her first novel.
 
Published May 6, 2008 by Berkley. 388 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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But late in the day, Jacobs marshals her occasionally tepid characters, cuts back on the life philosophy, connects various predictable dots (and one or two less predictable ones) and delivers a slew of happy endings.

Mar 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Comfort Food

Book Reporter

This accidental pairing of Gus's closest friends and family --- including her twenty-something daughters Sabrina and Aimee, Sabrina's ex-boyfriend Troy, and Gus's painfully reclusive neighbor Hannah --- with aspiring Cooking Channel host (and former Miss Spain) Carmen Vega leads to a new hit show...

Dec 28 2010 | Read Full Review of Comfort Food

Entertainment Weekly

Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, returns with Comfort Food, the excruciatingly predictable tale of 50-year-old TV chef Augusta ''Gus'' Simpson, who begins to question her worth when the network hires young model Carmen Vega to revitalize her show.

May 02 2008 | Read Full Review of Comfort Food

The Bookbag

It would have been easy to make Gus' daughters – now twenty five and twenty seven – the spoilt brats of the media world, but they're normal girls doing their best to cope with the fact that their mother is a celebrity.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Comfort Food

USA Today

Gus and her curvy nemesis, Carmen, are united to co-host "Eat, Drink and Be," a live, unscripted show that enlists Gus' friends, daughters and their ex-boyfriends in a foodie free-for-all designed to lure a younger generation of home cooks.

Dec 29 2005 | Read Full Review of Comfort Food

Gather Books

Kate Jacobs has made a name for herself by writing multigenerational character books, mainly aimed at knitters, although her books can be read even by non-afficionados of the knit and purl set.

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