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Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, from Cocaine to Foie Gras (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Cooked From the Streets to the Stove from Cocaine to Foie Gras - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Jeff Henderson This riveting memoir is the incredible story of Jeff Henderson's rollercoaster ride from high-stakes cocaine dealer to prison inmate to world-class chef. — Barely old enough to drink legally, Henderson was clearing $35,000 per week as one of the most successful cocaine dealers in San Diego. But when he was 23, he was indicted on federal drug ... more »trafficking charges and sentenced to almost 20 years. Hardheaded, Henderson held firmly to his gritty street morals-until the day he was assigned to wash dishes in the prison kitchen. He immediately took an interest in food preparation and eventually determined that when he was released, he would become a chef, no matter what.
An extraordinary tale of crime, punishment, and redemption, Cooked is a glorious testament to the power of the human spirit when faced with seemingly impossible odds.
Narrated by the author. 7 audio discs (8 hr.)« less
I listened to the book on cd. It was read by the author who did a wonderful job of telling his life story. Jeff told of his drug-dealing days and how he had come up from nothing, to loose it all and end up in prison. With just a dim future ahead of him, this story told of how he discovered his passion, and how that passion has now allowed him to raise his family successfully and on the "right" side of the law!I think this is a good book to give as a gift to any young man who seems to be torn between trying to get a good education or seeking to be the "man on the street". Jeff has begun to give back to the youth, something that we need more of.