Monday, October 18, 2010
The Reluctant Entertainer by Sandy Coughlin
I appreciated The Reluctant Entertainer because I am a very reluctant entertainer. My husband's parents visit about twice a year and occasionally I will have a girlfriend over to hang out. I would never invite someone who I don't know well over for dinner. Coughlin spends a lot of time in the book talking about perfectionism and for good reason. Perfectionism is rooted in fear and probably a tremendous factor in the reluctance of many would-be entertainers. I appreciated how she also gave ideas about hospitality and entertaining outside of just inviting people into my house. Personally, I think the idea of taking a meal to someone is a lot more appealing then having guests over. At least it's a good place to start.
This book would make a great housewarming or wedding gift.
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