By Gillian Clark
Thomas Dunne Books; $23.95
Here's a book that will resonate with RH readers who struggle to maintain a life-work balance. Clark left the corporate world at age 32 to go into cooking, working her way up to chef/owner of Washington, DC's popular and well-regarded Colorado Kitchen. Hers is an inspirational story, and comes complete with 45 recipes from her culinary journey. Equally inspirational is the fact that she did it as a single mom raising two young daughters on her own. You'll find plenty in here about how to juggle child-rearing and parental responsibilities with the never-ending demands and long hours of restaurant work. If you're one of the many in our industry who deals with these issues in your own life, give Clark's book a try.