The first tale of the Baudelaire orphans is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.
I actually listened to this book as an audiobook instead of reading it, and I'm so glad I did. Anthony Bourdain narrates it himself, and his delivery adds so much to his already brash memoir of the insanity that is the American restaraunt industry. Regardless, I would recommend this to anyone who likes memoirs, food, or if you're ok having a newfound wariness surrounding a bistro's end-of-the-week lunch special.