Toronto restaurateur has memoir slammed by NY Times

Nov 4 2017, 2:39 am

The New York Times published a pretty brutal review of Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg’s memoir.

“Relentlessly digressive,” “sometimes unbearable,” and a “feminist diatribe” are how NYT reviewer Tamar Adler describes the book titled I Hear She’s a Real Bitch, as she simultaneously notes that “Good memoirs exhale humility. Agg is too proud of herself for that.”

The review was harsh enough that even celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain has come to her defense, posting to Twitter that “The NYT review of her book is a shameful, dishonest badly written turdlet,” before addressing Agg directly, “…in case you need reminding, your book is great”:

Of course, Agg herself has had a few choice words in regards to her critics, though she claims on Twitter she hasn’t bothered to read the review herself.

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