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My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store (Audiobook) (Repost)

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My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store (Audiobook) (Repost)

My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store (Audiobook) By Ben Ryder Howe
Unabridged edition 2011 | 8 hours and 48 mins | ISBN: 1441779345 | MP3 128 kbps | 512 MB


In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, Ben Ryder Howe, a burned out editor at the Paris Review, spends his days concealing his apathy from his eccentric boss (George Plimpton!), avoiding the short story slush pile, and anticipating the day he will move out of his in-laws’ Staten Island basement. When Ben’s wife insists they buy a deli for her mother, he is skeptical but somehow energized by the risk involved, envisioning himself behind the counter at a profitable little deli providing bohemian customers with gourmet groceries. Instead, he ricochets from the magazine by day to the struggling deli by night, where his regular customers drink beer in the aisles, his mother-in-law, the “Mike Tyson of Korean grandmothers,” squares off with Mr. Tortilla Chip, and his pistol-packing employee, Dwayne, conducts X-rated phone calls with his girlfriends while ringing up customers. Howe’s daily interactions with a unique cross-section of humanity and his self-deprecating humor infuse My Korean Deli with insight, hopefulness, and addictive entertainment.