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“Wit, warmth, and candor” — New York Times • “Impossible to put down” — Library Journal • Winner, SCIBA Best Nonfiction • “We’re set to prepare and devour everything in it” — Wall Street Journal • “A treasure” — Time Out • “Laugh-out-loud funny” — Teen Vogue • One year on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List • “A fast-paced, intelligent tale” — Publishers Weekly • Winner, PubWest Design Award • “Don’t wait for the movie—buy the book” — Kirkus Reviews • “Witty and insightful” — Reader’s Digest • “A terrific whodunit” — The Globe & Mail • “Impress the hell out of everyone” — Lucky Peach • “Lushly designed” — Los Angeles Magazine • “We would follow this guide into hell” — Long Beach Press-Telegram • “A winner” — Booklist • “A joyous and delightful tale” — Shelf Awareness • A National Reading Group Month Selection • Sophie Brody Medal Finalist • “Disarmingly simple yet powerful prose” — Forbes • “Artful and elegant” — Jewish Journal • “A compelling read” — Mystery Scene • “It’s hilarious!” — Madeleine Brand, NPR

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