Wednesday, September 9, 2009
It is seldom that I issue dogmatic orders. But if you've never seen this, you need to, right away. How to Set Up For A Mah-Jong Game and Other Lost Arts is at once a manual of life and at the same time, the Rosetta Stone for understanding your mother, or Grandmother.
Not only did these two women write the gospel truth on how to hire help (when interviewing a new maid, "let her go up the stairs first so you can check her slip. If its clean, she's clean.") but it also demystifies how to buy a mink. Never have made a cold cut clock? Its in here. Have no idea how to make Mrs. Gelman's spaghetti? Its in here as well.
Go, now! Run to the nearest book reseller (specializing in previously owned fine books) and get this 1987 work by Joan Gelman and Carol Rinzler. Go and get this book. You won't be sorry. And you'll thank me.