In her autobiography It Ain’t All About The Cookin', Paula Deen gives a candid and refreshing look at her life, growing up in rural Georgia. In the book she outlines the trials and tribulations she faced during a rocky marriage and her own personal battle with agoraphobia. Deen goes on to tell of how she fell into the restaurant business as a last resort to support herself and her boys, and of how she worked to create her successful restaurant, Lady & Sons, and how she became one of television’s most vibrant personalities.
Why It's Good For A Restaurateur:
If this book doesn’t inspire you to follow your own dream and start your own business, whether it is a restaurant or not, than nothing will. The story Paula tells will sound so familiar to anyone who has ever had a bad week, month, year or even a bad decade. This is one lady who could have thrown in the towel and settled for less, but she kept fighting and pushing her way to success.
What You Can Learn From It:
Paula makes no qualms about the hard work that goes into building a successful restaurant. She is honest about how her personal life suffered so her business could succeed, from fighting with her sons to the loneliness she felt as her success grew. Anyone thinking of opening a restaurant can glean some very useful tips and glimpses of all the hard work that goes into establishing a new business.