Save Me The Plums

This is Ruth Reichl’s memoir and I just loved it. Ruth is a former food critic who was brought in to bring big changes to the magazine (and she does!) Save Me The PlumsĀ takes you inside the glamorous world of Conde Nast during its heyday… from S.I. Neuhouse’s birthday party (and art collections!) to the private kitchen inside the magazine, with looks at all of the most famous celebrity chefs. I don’t remember the last time I loved a book so much. I cried during the bits about 911 and then again at the end when Conde Nast decided to fold the magazine.