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Inspirational chef bio for a struggling teen?

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Inspirational chef bio for a struggling teen?

ninrn | | Jan 25, 2013 10:26 AM

Hi, I'd like to get an adopted teenager who's going through a hard time a biography or autobiography of a successful chef who's also gone through a hard time. I was hoping Marcus Samuelsson's book might be that. -- In profile, he's a perfect role model for this particular kid, being a person of color and adopted, reconciling the influences of several very different cultures, etc. -- But Amazon reviews make me think it might be a bit too simplistic and self-congratory in tone. This is a very smart and discerning kid who will not respond well to BS. Has anyone read this book? Can anyone recommend another chef biography that might be better? Thanks very much, Ninrn

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