I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy SedarisI Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

byAmy Sedaris

Paperback | October 22, 2008

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The inspiration for the TV showAt Home with Amy Sedaris,here is ahilarious, helpful, and informative guide on how to entertain.

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<_st13a_personname _w3a_st="on">AmySedaris 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<_st13a_personname _w3a_st="on">Amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair.

You don't even need to be a host or hostess to benefit -<_st13a_personname _w3a_st="on">Amyoffers tips for guests, too! (Rule number one: don't be fifteen minutes early.) 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), plus a whole appendix chock-full of arts and crafts ideas (from a mini-pantyhose plant-hanger to a do-it-yourself calf stretcher), and much, much more!

"In At Home with Amy Sedaris, Ms. Sedaris offers deliriously twisted takes on the homemaking skills she skewered in her booksI Like YouandSimple Times." --The New York Times

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Amy Sedaris has appeared in several movies and television shows, and, with Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, a co-author of the novelWigfield,and she co-wroteStrangers with Candy, the hit show on Comedy Central. She's also a regular onThe Late Show with David Letterman. She lives inManhattanwith her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her ...
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Title:I Like You: Hospitality Under the InfluenceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 10 × 8.25 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:10 × 8.25 × 0.75 inPublished:October 22, 2008Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0446696773

ISBN - 13:9780446696777

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delightful, Quirky and some good recipes too... I couldn't wait to open this one up and find the surprises inside that the cover seems to promise. I was not disappointed! First - where did that title come from? Well, Amy's philosophy on hospitality is - "Hello, and I like you. This is what you're saying when you invite someone into your home." I Like You is full of quirky, hilarious information couched in perfectly reasonable tones. The beginning of the book covers the basics - making invitations, accepting invitations, keeping a party log. It also covers the wacky - why not hold an indoor garage sale at your party to get rid of some stuff when you have a captive crowd? Put some marbles in your medicine cabinet so you know what guest is snooping when the marbles fall into the sink. Planning for auspicious occasions such as 'Blind Date', 'Rich Uncle Comes to Visit', and 'Lumberjack Lunch' (plus lots more) are all covered. Everything you need is provided - invitations, decorations, table setting and most important - a themed menu. All fun aside - the recipes are actually really good! (Loved the Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake!) The book is chock full of kitschy photos using some funky dishes and props. Sedaris also has a predilection for googly eyes and they are featured throughout. A gift section at the end gives directions to duplicate many of her creations.
Date published: 2008-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OMG I Like You I Really Really Like You What can I say about Amy Sedaris Book other than she MUST have been under the influence of "something". The book is really cute / hilarious I laughted my who ha off. Is it a craft book a cookbook. Nope. It's both and it comes with it's own pinup poster. Which is fantastic!
Date published: 2008-01-15