For a limited time we have bookplates signed by Christina Tosi.
Christina Tosi's upbeat memoir is, in her own words, the work of "a relentless optimist."
The founder of the Milk Bar bakeries makes it clear immediately in this exuberant account of her life and career that she thinks being a baker and pastry chef is inseparable from an attitude of joy because pastry chefs know that what they do makes people happy.
In short, frank chapters interspersed with recipes, best-of lists, and tips for indulging in impromptu treats, Tosi turns the angst-ridden chef memoir on its head with her ebullience.
Which is not to to say that she in any way glosses over hard work, the anxiety of running a business, or the fact that the hospitality business has its fair share of bullies and fools. She definitely knows that. But she wants you to know that her joy makes her bigger than that.