The Bobby Gold Stories by Anthony Bourdain

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Bobby Gold is a lovable criminal. After nearly ten years in prison, he's no sooner out than he's back to work breaking bones for tough guys. His turf: the club scene and restaurant business. It's not that he enjoys the job-Bobby has real heart-but he's good at it, and a guy has to make a living. Things change when he meets Nikki, the cook at a club most definitely not in his territory. Smitten, he can't stay away. Bobby Gold has known trouble before, but with Nikki the sauté bitch in his life, things take a turn for life or death. A fast, furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crime, and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is Bourdain at his best.

About Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain is the author of Medium Raw, A Cook's Tour, Kitchen Confidential, and the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, and is the host of the popular television show No Reservations. He lives in New York City.
Published December 10, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 178 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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In one memorable set piece, Bobby engages in multiple pages of rueful conversation with an old fish wholesaler who's late on a payment to Eddie and knows he's about to be worked over (" 'I get to pick the arm?' 'Sure,' said Bobby.

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THE BOBBY GOLD STORIES, the latest excursion into fiction by bestselling author and noted food celebrity Anthony Bourdain, capitalizes on that connection by offering up a concoction that mixes Bourdain's insights into restaurant culture, his keen ear for street-seasoned dialogue, and his ability ...

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As studio mogul Harry Cohn once famously quipped about swimmer-turned- pinup Esther Williams, "Dry, she ain't much. Wet, she's a star." The same...

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Entertainment Weekly

After the dishy Kitchen Confidential and his Cook's Tour of extreme eats, chef/author Bourdain carves up some mystery meat.

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This time Bourdain trains his eye for seamy detail on a New York City nightclub, where Bobby moonlights as a security manager.

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