by Erika Lenkert

:  Contemporary Books

Pub Date:  Summer 2003

Format:  Trade Paperback

Brief Description
     The Grateful Palate calls Erika Lenkert "one of the planets great entertainers," and finally she will share her secrets in this hip guide. With simply fabulous recipes, tips on cutting costs and time, theme menus, cocktail cues, anecdotes, pointers, and recipes from the country’s famous chefs and magazine editors—and dozens of invaluable tips on how to be perfectly gracious—last-minute party girls around the world will learn to be first in effortless enjoyment.



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"The Last-Minute Party Girl puts the FUN back into FUNctions. It's a lively resource for those who like to entertain with style, but don't have the time (not to mention the pocketbook) to turn a simple soiree into their raison d'etre for a month."
--Glynis Costin, Party Girl, Mother of Two, and
West Coast Bureau Chief, In Style Magazine

"Even the most experienced party planners will find Party Girl packed with cool ideas. Party Girl tells it like it is and breaks all the rules of entertaining. I’m amazed at how many great ideas are included in one little book."
--Robert Ell, Talent Executive, "You're Invited," Style Network

"Erika Lenkert’s recipes for tossing fabulous parties are equal parts sexy, sweet, spicy and sassy. With hilarious stories and an insider’s approach, THE LAST-MINUTE PARTY GIRL is the ultimate handbook for hosting the perfect party."
--Peter Davis, Editor at Large, Paper Magazine

"Leave it to a party goddess like Erika to put out a how-to book that's actually fun to read. THE LAST-MINUTE PARTY GIRL is a must-have for every helpless hostess--packed with secrets about how to pull off a swank affair and look cool while you're doing it."
--Maile Carpenter, Food editor, Time Out New York

"Erika divulges all her tips, secrets and social etiquette in THE LAST-MINUTE PARTY GIRL. This ultra-hip book is all an aspiring host/ess needs to throw a successful party. Infectiously upbeat, bursting with easy-to-follow recipes, one can finally whip up a party like the pros do. All parties should be this easy and fun!"
--Thomas Keller, The French Laundry

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