HUFFINGTON POST
03/14/2012 09:54 am ET

I Was A Cookbook Ghostwriter

“You. Girl with the notebook. Out.”

It was only my first day on the job as a cookbook ghostwriter, shadowing a top-flight chef, when the owner of a Chicago restaurant threw me out of the kitchen. I realized then that what had seemed like a dream job — helping restaurant chefs translate their culinary genius to the printed page — would hold more humiliations than I’d imagined.

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