Barbara Lynch "Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire" Reading & Book Signing
Meet iconic Chef Barbara Lynch at East End Books Ptown! A special reading and Book Signing at East End Books Ptown, followed by a unique food & drinks event at Spindler's across the street! The book event is Free. The Spindler's event is ticketed. Stay tuned for info on tickets.
Buy your book early through our website now and get a personal signed copy at the event. We can ship the book to you if you can't attend the event. You can also watch the live stream via our Facebook store page.
Spindler's Restaurant has partnered with James Beard award-winning chef Barbara Lynch and her team on the opening of Spindler’s Provincetown. Chef Lynch has developed an inspired menu of seasonal New England ingredients using classic French technique and Italian soul. The bar program has been curated by Ezra Star, general manager of Lynch’s famed cocktail bar, Drink.
Named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World
“If you have an appetite for culinary adventure, you’ll devour the feisty and fun memoir by James Beard award-winning chef and philanthropist Barbara Lynch.” —Elle
Blood, Bones, & Butter meets A Devil in the Kitchen in this funny, fierce, and poignant memoir by world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef judge Barbara Lynch, recounting her rise from a hard-knocks South Boston childhood to culinary stardom.
Celebrated chef Barbara Lynch credits the defiant spirit of her upbringing in tough, poor “Southie,” a neighborhood ruled by the notorious Whitey Bulger gang, with helping her bluff her way into her first professional cooking jobs; develop a distinct culinary style through instinct and sheer moxie; then dare to found an empire of restaurants ranging from a casual but elegant “clam shack” to Boston’s epitome of modern haute cuisine.
One of seven children born to an overworked single mother, Lynch was raised in a housing project. She earned a daredevil reputation for boosting vehicles (even a city bus), petty theft, drinking and doing drugs, and narrowly escaping arrest—haunted all the while by a painful buried trauma.
Out of Line describes Lynch’s remarkable process of self-invention, including her encounters with colorful characters of the food world, and vividly evokes the magic of creation in the kitchen. It is also a love letter to South Boston and its vanishing culture, governed by Irish Catholic mothers and its own code of honor. Through her story, Lynch explores how the past—both what we strive to escape from and what we remain true to—can strengthen and expand who we are.