Sweetbitter - Stephanie Danler


By Stephanie Danler

  • Release Date - Published: 2016-05-24
  • Book Genre: Contemporary
  • Author: Stephanie Danler
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 729 Ratings)

Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler read online review & book description:


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"Brilliantly written. . . . Outstanding."—The New York Times Book Review

Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.

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Posted Reviews

  • Decent

    By Bianca_amanda
    I hated the way it ended. It was a little dry but some parts of the book got me. I Love NY, loved the bad boy portrayal but still wanted to know what happen.
  • Depressing and pointless story

    By memina0181
    I was really excited to read this book and get the inside scoop on the inner workings of an iconic restaurant in NY. What I got instead was the lurid, drug fueled “journey” of an extremely lost woman who stumbles into NYC from the Midwest and nearly lets the city eat her alive. I couldn’t sympathize at all with the main protagonist, her predictable forced relationship with a damaged man or her shocking lack of self respect and confusing self-imposed isolation. We were never even offered a glimpse into her past to maybe connect with her present self-destructive behavior. And everyone she met was horrible and selfish. It really isn’t that impossible to meet and make friends with decent people in Manhattan. I was forcing myself to finish this book because I paid for it. Don’t waste your time and money.
  • No Plot, Painful Read

    By itsruhbecca
    I can't imagine why this book is so highly raved about. There is no plot, and the basis of the book is about drugs and sex. Call it a coming of age novel if you want, but I didn't even see the main character (or any character) change their ways throughout the book. I read the whole book and was highly disappointed. The book lacks everything a good book should have.
  • Time for a shower

    By Sueshep
    I finished this book only because it was for a book discussion and felt like I had to plow thru. Boring, incoherent, depressing and unredeptive.
  • Terrible

    By Muehleder
    Boring and pointless...kept waiting for it to get better. Ugh
  • Terrible read

    By Rfw06
    This was a poorly written, slow moving pointless journey that no one should take. I did not enjoy anything about this book
  • Nothing happened

    By Elephantshoes0421
    This book was well written but nothing happened. Disappointing.
  • Beyond overrated

    By Smck720
    Halfway through the book I realized I was forcing myself to read it. Wish I had read the user reviews before wasting my time and money - completely agree with all the negative comments.
  • Not what I expected

    By Meggie1986
    Confusing and incomplete plot/narrative.
  • Loved it!

    By Char train
    This is a really good book! The writing is like poetry! It made me really miss New York (which is a major character in the novel!) In the early 90's I worked in just such a restaurant as portrayed in the book! It's just as the author described! Simone reminds me so much of a waitress I worked with at that time, that I searched Facebook to find her! Alas, she must have married and changed her name! I highly recommend this book which is still in my head!!!

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