I first was introduced to Mary' Giuliani though her first book, The Cocktail Party. A friend had given me a copy and I was hooked. I loved reading about Mary's glamorous catering gigs for some of Hollywood's finest and her entertaining tips were quite clever. Honestly some of the best I have heard. When her second book, this week's Book Club Choice, Tiny Hot Dogs, a Memoir in Small Bites. I was dying to get my hands on it. I was invited to a bunch of Mary's book signings, this time around and I thought it would be a fun thing to bring Mary to Rye. She will be here on Wednesday night for cocktails, a book signing and some entertaining tips!!! RSVP and let me know if you can make it!!!!
From awkward schoolgirl to Caterer to the Stars, Mary Giuliani weaves together a collection of hilarious memories, from professional growing pains to her long journey to motherhood, never losing her sense of humor and her love for everyone's favorite party food, pigs in a blanket.
Mary's utterly unremarkable childhood was everything she didn't want: hailing from a deeply loving yet overprotective Italian family in an all-Jewish enclave on Long Island. All she wanted was to fit in (be Jewish) and become famous (specifically a cast member on Saturday Night Live). With an easy, natural storytelling sensibility, Mary shares her journey from a cosseted childhood home to the stage and finally to the party, accidentally landing what she now refers to as "the breakthrough role of a lifetime" catering to a glittery list of stars she once hoped to be part of herself.
Fresh, personal, and full of Mary's humorous, self-deprecating, and can-do attitude against all odds, you'll want to see where each shiny silver tray of hors d'oeuvres takes her next. You never know when the humble hot dog will be a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success, in building a business or simply making life more delicious. - Amazon.com