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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Jun 17, 2020

Books That Make You Sizzle With A Romantic Summer in 70s New York, with Dave Ruggerio

Booklovers love beach season: a special time to escape into other worlds, or a steamy affair. This year, author David Ruggerio offers a new addition to our beach-bound bookbag, with his novel “Say Goodbye and Goodnight.”

As a popular chef-turned-writer, David is known for the acclaimed horror novel “A Wistful Tale of Gods, Men and Monsters.” With his new release, however, he switches gears. “Goodbye and Goodnight”, set during the 70s disco period in Brooklyn, tells the story of a young fighter on the verge of success who encounters an extraordinary love. Only question: will it last?

David Ruggerio began as a chef at the famed New York eatery, La Caravelle, then developed his culinary skills in France at several of the country's leading restaurants. He went on to host his own PBS cooking show, become a renowned New York chef, and cook for five US Presidents. He’s written two popular cookbooks, “Little Italy with David Ruggerio,” and “David Ruggerio's Italian Kitchen.” He’s appeared at the LA BookFest to share cooking wisdom.

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