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“This book will make you hungry. It will make you laugh (probably out loud), and it will make you consider the serious business of being human.” – Megan K., Kepler’s

For three days in January 2007, the most-emailed article in The New York Times was “Appreciations: Mr. Noodle,” an editorial noting the passing, at age 96, of billionaire Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen. The very existence of the noodle inventor came as a shock to many, but not to Andy Raskin, who had spent nearly three years trying to meet Ando. Why?

To fix the problems that plagued his love life.

The Ramen King and I is Raskin’s memoir about how despair led him to confront the truth of his romantic past, and how Ando became his unlikely spiritual guide. A long-time NPR commentator whose essays have been heard on “All Things Considered” and “This American Life,” Andy Raskin has written for The New York Times, Gourmet, Playboy (Japanese edition) and other publications.

San Francisco Chronicle
May 24, 2009
How 'Ramen King' aids flawed lover by Christina Eng

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