Justice Is Served: A Tale of Scallops, the Law, and Cooking for Rbg

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Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
She Writes Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781647424589

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About the Author

The daughter of a law professor and a potter, Leslie Karst waited tables and sang in a new wave rock and roll band, before deciding she was ready for a 'real' job and ending up at Stanford Law. It was during her career as a research and appellate attorney in Santa Cruz County that she discovered a passion for food and cooking, and she once more returned to school - this time to earn a degree in culinary arts.

Now retired from the law, she spends her time cooking, singing alto in her local community chorus, gardening, cycling, and of course writing. Leslie and her wife and their Jack Russell mix split their time between Santa Cruz and Hilo, Hawaii.

Reviews

"An entertaining, engrossing page-turner that documents months of planning and soul-searching . . . . an extraordinary evening with the Ginsburgs and Karst's renewed resolve to find a vocation that she 'truly loved--as much as Ruth did the law'."

--Foreword Reviews, STARRED

"Home chefs and Ginsburg fans will find this culinary adventure exquisitely delectable."

--Kirkus Reviews

"In this lively read that blends the genres of memoir, biography, and cookbook, Karst vividly captures what it is like to host a high-stakes dinner party for one of the most revered people in the land. Justice Is Served is full of marvelous details that cooks and oenophiles will savor, and deftly interweaves the life and achievements of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Karst's quest for meaningful, satisfying work in life, and the pleasures of connecting at the table. The book is a romp from cover to cover--and, just like a great meal, left me ready for more."

--Karen Shimizu, Executive Editor, Food & Wine

"Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening.... What starts as an offhand invitation becomes the most important dinner of Karst's life when it evolves into a journey of self-discovery--of searching for your purpose and your passion and pursuing it with your whole heart. A must read!"

--Jenn McKinlay, New York Times best-selling author of Wait For It

"[T]his engaging memoir... is a lighthearted yet earnest account of an event that changed the author's life."

--Library Journal

"Leslie Karst's account of preparing a home dinner for a very distinguished guest...is refreshingly candid, and studded with telling nuggets from RBG's life and work. Entertaining, informative, and recipes included!"

--Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking and Nose Dive

"The highest of recommendations for this unique and gorgeously written recipe for happiness. Surprising, captivating, and as delicious as a perfect meal, I love this book beyond all reason."

--Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today best-selling author of Her Perfect Lie

"[A] delectable page-turner...part memoir, part culinary odyssey, and part historical account of an extraordinary evening. I was salivating from beginning to end."

--Reyna Grande, author of A Dream Called Home

"[D]elicious and delightful.... Whether you love food or the law--or both!--you will savor every page."

--Adam Winkler, author of We the Corporations, National Book Award finalist

"A fascinating and fun read from first page to last, Justice Is Served by Leslie Karst is an extraordinary combination of memoir and inspirational self-help guide. While highly recommended for community library American Biography/Memoir collections, and a 'must' for all Ruth Bader Ginsburg fans. "

--Midwest Book Review

"[A] captivating chronicle of one woman's commitment to the law, to the culinary arts, to family, and to finding her life's purpose.... Karst has masterfully woven her own story with that of the beloved Supreme Court justice, creating a narrative of two inspiring women whose paths cross for one special night."

--Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Dog of the North and The Portable Veblen

"Leslie Karst's celebration of women's progress wrapped up in the tale of one stupendous and life-changing dinner is . . . chef's kiss. Quietly patriotic, passionate, and oh-so readable, this book is a feast."

--Catriona McPherson, Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author of In Place of Fear

"Verdict: A delicious and soul-satisfying read, the perfect recipe for anyone hungry to discover her passions and follow them, one bite at a time. Laced with tempting tidbits of cooking advice and insights into Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and career, Leslie Karst's Justice Is Served will show you another side of the justice and her husband, make you hungry, and leave you plotting your way to get invited to the author's home for dinner!"

--Leslie Budewitz, attorney and three-time Agatha Award-winning author of the Spice Shop Mysteries

"A literary meal that's heartwarming, suspenseful, humorous, and entertaining.... An absolute delight."

--Ellen Byron, USA Today best-selling author of the Cajun Country and Vintage Cookbook Mysteries

"Leslie Karst delights and tempts your appetite in this lovely memoir.... Justice Is Served is a dish you'll savor and enjoy."

--Edith Maxwell, (aka Maddie Day), Agatha Award-winning author of the Country Store and Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries

"For readers who love food and admire the fascinating life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Karst's book is an irresistible and loving look into not only cooking the big dinner itself, but also her exploration of what this dinner meant and how it changed her life."

--Lucy Burdette, author of A Dish to Die For



"An entertaining, engrossing page-turner that documents months of planning and soul-searching . . . . an extraordinary evening with the Ginsburgs and Karst's renewed resolve to find a vocation that she 'truly loved-as much as Ruth did the law'."

--Foreword Reviews, STARRED

"Home chefs and Ginsburg fans will find this culinary adventure exquisitely delectable."

--Kirkus Reviews

"In this lively read that blends the genres of memoir, biography, and cookbook, Karst vividly captures what it is like to host a high-stakes dinner party for one of the most revered people in the land. Justice Is Served is full of marvelous details that cooks and oenophiles will savor, and deftly interweaves the life and achievements of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Karst's quest for meaningful, satisfying work in life, and the pleasures of connecting at the table. The book is a romp from cover to cover--and, just like a great meal, left me ready for more."

--Karen Shimizu, Executive Editor, Food & Wine

"Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening.... What starts as an offhand invitation becomes the most important dinner of Karst's life when it evolves into a journey of self-discovery--of searching for your purpose and your passion and pursuing it with your whole heart. A must read!"

--Jenn McKinlay, New York Times best-selling author of Wait For It

"[T]his engaging memoir... is a lighthearted yet earnest account of an event that changed the author's life."

--Library Journal

"Leslie Karst's account of preparing a home dinner for a very distinguished guest...is refreshingly candid, and studded with telling nuggets from RBG's life and work. Entertaining, informative, and recipes included!"

--Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking and Nose Dive

"The highest of recommendations for this unique and gorgeously written recipe for happiness. Surprising, captivating, and as delicious as a perfect meal, I love this book beyond all reason."

--Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today best-selling author of Her Perfect Lie

"[A] delectable page-turner...part memoir, part culinary odyssey, and part historical account of an extraordinary evening. I was salivating from beginning to end."

--Reyna Grande, author of A Dream Called Home

"[D]elicious and delightful.... Whether you love food or the law--or both!--you will savor every page."

--Adam Winkler, author of We the Corporations, National Book Award finalist

"A fascinating and fun read from first page to last, Justice Is Served by Leslie Karst is an extraordinary combination of memoir and inspirational self-help guide. While highly recommended for community library American Biography/Memoir collections, and a 'must' for all Ruth Bader Ginsburg fans. "

--Midwest Book Review

"[A] captivating chronicle of one woman's commitment to the law, to the culinary arts, to family, and to finding her life's purpose.... Karst has masterfully woven her own story with that of the beloved Supreme Court justice, creating a narrative of two inspiring women whose paths cross for one special night."

--Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Dog of the North and The Portable Veblen

"Leslie Karst's celebration of women's progress wrapped up in the tale of one stupendous and li