The Soul of a Writer
Michael Ruhlman portrays the workings of three important contemporary chefs. He does so with a keen sense of human nature, knowledge of the intricacies of "chef-dom", and a gentle humility. The book reminds me of an upward spiral, moving from a chef who is having difficulty with a Master exam, to a chef with creative chutzpah, Michael Symon, to the amazing creator of the French Laundry, Thomas Keller.
This book is easy to read and sometimes hard to put second to other demands. The world is a better place for having a book like this to read. I have gratitude for Michael Ruhlman as I am better off for having read it.