Hi, My Name is Krysta and I'm a book-a-holic.

Everybody sing with me! Joy to the world, All the boys and girls, Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, Joy to you and me! Why am I so excited? Anthony Bourdain's new book comes out today, No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach. I need to confess two things 1: My name is Krysta and I am a book-a-holic (I am on a 12 step program! I try, but it's not working.) And 2: I love Anthony Bourdain. If I ever met him I would turn into a quivering mass of jell-o. I'd leave my kids and husband for him. No I wouldn't, but you get the point, right?

Every time Bourdain is on TV, my kids yell "Hey Mom, Anthony Bourdain is on!" Now you have to say it in that sing song voice like, "Mom & Tony sitting in a tree..." You know that teasing tone kids get. Try it again. There you go, now you've got it. Yes, even my sous chefs know how bad my little crush is.

"Krysta, why a crush on him?" you ask.

Well, first of all, he's tall. I have always been attracted to tall guys. I'm short, so this reason has to be a procreation thing. Trying to make my offspring tall. Has it worked? So far the two eldest sous chefs are taller than me, but I'm only five feet tall, everybody is taller than me, but I digress. He can write. I mean, the man can write and did I mention he's a chef? He's a chef, too. Smart, likes good music, and seems to be willing to try anything once. All that stuff I just typed sounds like a personal ad on craigslist. It's time for me to step away from the computer before I sound obsessed. I'm not obsessed, really I'm not. Okay I am, but just a little bit. I promise.

Wave bye-bye to that 12 step program! I'm off to my dealer, Barnes & Noble.