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 and 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! 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), and much, much more!
Customer ReviewsSee All
Amy Sedaris is an Inspiration
This book is wonderful, for so many reasons. I haven't heard the audio, but I own the paper copy and love it-- from the hidden poster, to the aesthetic beauty of the pages, to the many witty phrases encapsulated within this vessel of knowledge and wisdom. And I know that hearing Amy read it, the pages of her own book, would be an experience akin to hearing God belt entire books of the bible from the clouds above. Amy also inspired my 12th grade senior project, so I owe her for that. She's truly an inspiration, and I would recommend this book to anyone-- young or old, small or large, interested in entertaining or not. It's truly a gem.
sound quality poor
I love Amy and this book. But the sound quality of this is poor.
I like Sedaris ... but ...
... I remember Peg Bracken's "I hate to cook" and "I hate to housekeep" books. Now those were funny while at the same time doling out practical advice. Amy Sedaris gives a good try at creating something similar for today's times. But ... it's just not that funny. For example, she keeps making the same jokes over and over again: "If you're going to have a party on a holiday, make sure your butcher will be open the day before -- and your DEALER!" Oh, the "dealer" jokes. Apparently Amy thinks it's hilarious to juxtapose the image of a faux-housewifey hostess with that of the same gal jonesing on the corner trying to hook up. It is darn funny the first time, but let's just say it's a little less funny the 15th time. "I put sprinkles on my cupcakes -- or I just top with MEDICATIONS!" Yup, the wacky idea of prescription drugs is another funny bone Amy gnaws right down to the marrow in her book. Well these aren't real quotes, but you get the idea. Golly they might even be funnier than the real quotes. Several hours of her trying to be funny at the top of her lungs is hard on the ears. But I would like to go to one of her parties.