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We live in a complicated world. I can't imagine what it's like to have every single person in the industry wait for your opinion on every... matter. He's only human. That's a lot of pressure, some will say he chose that path or whatever, but I'd like to think that some people just go with the flow, be it healthy for them or not, because they think it's what they're supposed to do.
From my privileged vantage point, I've encountered a lot of extraordinary people with exciting things to say. This is a chance to get those voices heard. We look forward to publishing an unusual mix of new authors, existing works, neglected or under-appreciated masterworks, and translations of people from elsewhere who we think are just too damned brilliant not to be available in English.
I was sharing a house in Provincetown one summer with a bunch of friends from high school. I was not contributing to the rent, and everybody I was living with was working in seasonal jobs at restaurants either as cooks or floor staff, one night they just said, we need a dishwasher and it’s going to be you, since you are not contributing to the rent. SoI got started as a dishwasher and fell in love with the whole business and the whole subculture.
We had been talking for nearly a year. It was very, very closely held, cNN did not know, the camera people did not know. Only a very tight group at [ production company ] Zero Point Zero, my partners, me and very few people at the White House. It was very closely held. At the dinner, Bourdain praised Obama for being.
Once I did that risky thing, leaving the only profession I knew to become a professional writer and TV guy, I was, and continue to be, very careful about the decisions I make every day, that was really the first time I started thinking about saving money. About not finding myself in that terrifying space, that uncertainty that goes back to childhood.
I promised a certain kind of market to New Yorkers and to potential vendors, and if that vision becomes clouded, diluted or compromised, it is no longer something that our city needs, i remain hopeful that New York will someday have such a market — I still passionately wish to create this resource that New Yorkers deserve.
I mean, I never had the highest opinion of him in the first place, but I guess he’s the last person in this life I should look to for principles, david Burke went in and took over [ the space Jose Andres had originally occupied ], and promptly tried to poach David Burke staff, I hear. This was after Jose Andres reached out and said Everyone welcome Jose Andres to Washington, don’t hold it against Jose Andres, just because I decided to pull out. So Burke’s a steaming loaf of sh --, as far as I ’m concerned, and feel free to quote me.
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