from npr.org: What do restaurant chefs dream of? Most would be satisfied with a great review, a full house every night, maybe a restaurant or three of their own, a television show. Not Roy Choi. Choi has cut his own unconventional path to fame and success in the restaurant world, as his forthcoming book, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food, shows. Out Nov. 5, it's a memoir and collection of recipes documenting Choi's transformation from drug addict and gambler to one of Los Angeles' most admired and charismatic civic leaders, one who is raising the bar on what it means for chefs to serve and feed their communities.