Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites

Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites

From awkward schoolgirl to Caterer to the Stars, Mary Giuliani weaves together a collection of hilarious memories, from professional growing pains to her long journey to motherhood, never losing her sense of humor and her love for everyone's favorite party food, pigs in a blanket. Mary's utterly unremarkable childhood was everything she didn't want: hailing from a deeply lo From awkward schoolgirl to Caterer to the Stars, Mary Giuliani weaves together a collection of hilarious memories, fr...

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Title:Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites
Author:Mary Giuliani
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0762465565
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:232 pages pages

Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites Reviews

  • Jessica Haider
    Jun 05, 2019
    As the subtitle indicates, this book is a collection of short autobiographical essays. Mary Giuliani (not related to THAT Guiliani) grew up on Long Island in the 80s. She loved The Monkees and dreamed of being an actor when she grew up. While living in NYC after college and trying to l...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 21, 2019
    This book, like most memoirs, played on my emotions. I laughed, I teared up, I was amazed. It?s a good read by an author who dreams big and doesn?t take herself too seriously. ...
  • Mary C
    Apr 26, 2019
    What an absolute lovely, quirky, and then serious memoir from what sounds like a chef I would have in my home any day! I'm not a celebrity, so that won't ever happen, but I will follow a couple of her recipes and serve them to friends and tell them all about this book! ...
  • Emilie
    Mar 25, 2019
    This seemed like a memoir that would be right up my alley since I love food, pop culture, and life stories. Somehow, this writing just didn't resonate with me. I couldn't establish an emotional connection with the writer. I tried to continue reading, hoping it would engage me later, bu...
  • Nicole
    Jun 07, 2019
    Well shoot. I wanted to love this book. I do love foodie memoirs. So much. But ultimately, I couldn't follow the timeline of her development and there was too much having to guess ("think big!") at celebrity identities....I guess I just couldn't relate enough with her narrator's voic...
  • Maggie
    Jun 25, 2019
    I liked this book a lot. Mary G describes herself in her childhood exactly as I would:brash, stubborn, and fixated on fame. I appreciated her honesty about her obsession with being a success and a star that she never achieved in the way she thought she would. Her last chapter about her...
  • Stella
    Apr 05, 2019
    This is a fun collection of stories from Mary Giuliani, the caterer to the stars. She's funny, she's easy to relate to, she writes exactly how she talks. I found that her stories of her Grandpa and her dad were the most relatable. Also - recipes are included! I MAY have save every s...
  • Julia
    Jun 19, 2019
    This is so darn readable. I can't decide if I want the stories to keep coming, or if I'm happy that it ended where it ended - exactly as much Mary as I needed. I loved the sneak peeks into the lives of the fancy, and Mary delivered that without dropping names everywhere. Very respectab...
  • Rhiannon Johnson
    Jun 12, 2019
    Read my review on my blog: https://ivoryowlreviews.blogspot.com/... I love a food memoir but Mary Giuliani's "Tiny Hot Dogs" missed the mark for me. I had never heard of the author but I thought a book written by the "Caterer to the Stars" would have some hilarious stories and slip ...
  • Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
    May 12, 2019
    This is the memoir about Mary Giuliani who is a successful caterer and event planner from Long Island. She recounts her life growing up with a loving Italian family inside a predominantly Jewish neighborhood. She quickly blended into the local flow while attending Hebrew school despite...
  • Linda Zagon
    Jun 09, 2019
    Linda?s Book Obsession Reviews ?Tiny Hot Dogs in Small Bites? by Mary Giuliani, Running Press Adult, April 9, 2019 Mary Giuliani has written a witty and entertaining Memoir, ?Tiny Hot Dogs A Memoir in Small Bites? I appreciate the many recipes that the author includes in t...
  • Kate Vocke
    Apr 09, 2019
    Mary Giuliani may just be the coolest and funniest person I've never heard of. No she's not related to THAT guy, and she may not be a celebrity like she wanted to be when she was a kid - but hot dog does her life makes for a fantastically funny book! I devoured every tiny morsel of thi...
  • Mediaman
    May 05, 2019
    This is a half-baked book that has some of the ingredients of what could be tasty but ends up just something unfilling that you nibble on. It's extremely short (230 tiny half-pages), with six-page chapters, lightweight, repetitive, at times confusing, and fails to deliver on the promis...
  • Wendy Henning
    Jun 25, 2019
    Fun and charming stories interspersed with a smattering of recipes. ...
  • Cristie Underwood
    Jun 19, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book! Mary?s lifelong dream of being a mother is something I related to, as I to have experienced infertility. Along with personal highs and lows, the author sprinkled in other tidbits from her childhood, such as sneaking into her grandmother?s parties and als...
  • SundayAtDusk
    Dec 04, 2018
    What can you say about a woman whose writing muse was John Goodman? Or a woman who grew up in the 1980s and was gaga about the Monkees? (Yes, that?s hey, hey, we?re the Monkees.) Well, you can say she wrote a pretty good memoir, except for the crude parts and the drinking. The crud...
  • brettlikesbooks
    Apr 01, 2019
    if you like: reminiscing about the ?80s, to laugh your face off, FOOD (there are recipes!), nuggets of wisdom, the film classic The Jerk, and to be moved & a little verklempt?then you will flat-out adore this book + i devoured it in one sitting ? ?Back to my one eyebr...
  • Patty Ramirez
    Mar 23, 2019
    I?m a sucker for memoirs, and even though we can most agree that giving a bad rating on a memoir makes us uneasy (it is someone?s life!), the writing is what will keep me interested. This was a good one. Mary?s stories about trying to make it in showbiz and failing and findin...
  • Kayo
    Nov 19, 2018
    I could relate to the era author referring, but other than that couldn?t get into the book. Thanks to author, publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...
  • Karen
    Mar 19, 2019
    I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tiny Hot Dogs was such a pleasure to read. I really enjoyed getting to know more about the author and found her writing to be honest and hilarious. I did not know too much about her, though I did se...
  • Jill
    May 07, 2019
    Mary Guliani is not your average chef. She didn?t go to culinary school or slave away in a hot Manhattan restaurant kitchen for years, moving up to the head of the line. Instead, she studied acting. She took odd jobs to make ends meet. She met Robert De Niro. And then when she decide...
  • Jodena Pysher
    Apr 07, 2019
    This memoir by Mary was wonderful! To have a look into another person's world and picture it their way was quite the eye opener. Believe me Mary, I understand your feeling of having the same last name of certain people lol. The adventure and choices Mary has taken in her life were ups ...
  • Courtney Donegan
    May 09, 2019
    Such a great, funny book! For anyone in the events industry, this book just gets you. Eating cold meals in a pantry closet, thinking you're at a glamorous party, only to be asked to get someone a diet coke. I laughed out loud at how relatable this book was! ...
  • Lisa Fuhrman
    Mar 01, 2019
    A fun and easy read filled with delightful little anecdotes. It?s written in such a natural voice, you feel like you?re chatting with a friend. ...
  • Taylor
    Mar 13, 2019
    I had no idea who Mary Giuliani was. I'm not a wealthy person or a celebrity who would have used her catering services. Nor am I a TV watcher, so I would never have seen her on Rachael Ray or wherever she might have appeared. I had no idea she had written another book. Basically she wa...
  • Seton Rae
    Apr 10, 2019
    In "Tiny Hot Dogs", celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani provides a lighthearted but memorable look at her Italian American childhood, unlikely career path, and the challenges she experienced while building her family. While the memoir as a whole feels a bit disjointed, Giuliani has a gift ...
  • wellreadtraveler
    Apr 26, 2019
    When I received this book I had no clue what is was about. Within a few pages I was completely hooked and finished it in one day.You guys, this book is hilarious! Tiny Hot Dogs is a memoir written by the super funny Mary Giuliani. Besides being funny, and beautiful, she is a lifestyle...
  • Cindy L
    May 02, 2019
    A random little memoir that I picked up randomly at the library. The book is smaller in size. Each chapter is a different story about the author who is a high end caterer. She talks about how she got started in the business, challenges and celebrations - love, infertility and motherhoo...
  • AJ
    Apr 14, 2019
    A very shallow tangentially food-related memoir written by a seemingly rather stupid, vapid and annoying celebrity-crazed stalker lady. Full of r/thathappened. Very weak for the genre. Skip this, none of these stories are strong enough that they really needed to be told. ...
  • Gabrielle
    Jun 25, 2019
    Charming and funny. Felt like I was reading the transcript of a wine fueled girls night with a big sister type friend sneaking advice in there. And there were recipes! Great quick, summer read. ...