This is not a cookbook, although there are recipes scattered here and there throughout this wonderful book. The popular host of two Food Network shows, and author of three cookbooks tells the story of her climb to the top, and the obstacles she faced along the way. Paula discusses her divorce, her struggle with agoraphobia, and the meteoric rise of her Savannah, Georgia restaurant, "The Lady and Sons." Her story proves that the American Dream is still alive and well. Her career started in her own kitchen as a lunchtime catering service that soon expanded into her restaurant. Lots of hard work and personal sacrifice was required for her to get to where she is today. I have to admire Paula, for no matter what obstacle was in her path, she did not give up, and she made herself into a beloved household name.
I did not want to reveal too much of the contents of this book, so as not to spoil it for those of you who have not yet read it. This is a story you really need to experience for yourself. It is wonderful, and I found it hard to put down! Even if you are not a Paula Deen fan, you will enjoy this book.