Let me start of by saying that if you are a fan of Padma Lakshmi then do yourself a favor and don't read this book!
Love, Loss and What We Ate is a dramatic memoir written by Top Chef host and a former model Padma Lakshmi.
The book starts off with details on her relationship with Salman Rushdi, their failed marriage and how and why it ended. There are a lot of details about growing up in India, her ethnic identity struggles, hardships during her modeling career, endometriosis, romance with older men and how food played a major role in each aspect of her life.
The first quarter of the book is interesting but then it falls flat becoming such a boring read that you struggle to turn each page. There is constant whining throughout the book. She is attracted to wealth and fame but was satisfied with neither and has had some troubling experiences.
Her life in India was interesting to read and so was her struggle with endometriosis. I was expecting the book to have some pictures, since it is a memoir, but there were none. Also, there aren't many recipes and finally there is no spice in the food descriptions.
This is one book I forced myself to finish so I will say.....PAAAAASSSS!!!!