Shut Up and Eat! isn’t your grandma’s cookbook. With recipes for peanut butter and jam sandwiches, classic grilled cheese and “drippy egg with soldiers” (read: soft boiled eggs and strips of toast), and directions that include “Um, what do you think? Just mix it all together, Einstein,” Kathy Buckworth is no culinary queen. And she’s proud of it. But Shut Up and Eat! isn’t about the food, it’s about how to manage getting through the family meal (and meals with friends) with your sanity intact. It’s a riotous read that in the end is far more useful than that unused Jamie Oliver cookbook on your shelf.