sweetbitterA coming-of-age story set in a very high end Manhattan restaurant. We follow the new girl through her training and her days and nights working as a back waiter at this establishment, the friendships and alliances that form among the staff, her mentoring by a senior staff member, and her first real love with an enigmatic bartender. Along the way there are drunken and druggy nights, lots of sex and eccentric customers. This began as a fun read and got a little heavy at times, but was well done. If you like New York, and stories of restaurants behind the scenes, you’ll enjoy this.