Emily Giffin did a complete u-turn in her career when her job as a corporate lawyer left her unsatisfied. Instead, she pursued her dream of being a writer. Her ability to write complex, fascinating and flawed characters has landed her on the New York Timesbest-seller list. She has written not one but eight best-selling novels and has developed a cult-like following of devotees. Emily takes us to her favorite seafood restaurant in Atlanta to eat the food she loves and talk about the anatomy of a best-selling... [see more] page-turner.
If you ask someone to name their favorite restaurant, you're likely to get a revealing answer. TO DINE FOR WITH KATE SULLIVAN uses this very question as a foundation for a conversation with an array of bright and innovative minds. In this new series, four-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Kate Sullivan accompanies 10 different guests to their favorite restaurants. They experience the atmosphere, the location, the ambience, and eat what they love. Over dinner, Kate's guests entrepreneurs, change agents, musicians, actors, newsmakers and others discuss their early lives, their struggles, their successes, the American dream, and how they have tried to achieve it. This season, Kate travels to Seattle to meet with Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. While there they dine at Mamnoon, a Middle Eastern restaurant known for flavors so good "they'll make you cry." Then, she flies to Chicago to visit with Nike designer Jason Mayden, who grew up on the South Side of the city. Jason takes her to Giordano's Deep Dish pizza to tell her why he loves Chicago, and how it fueled his imagination and dreams.