Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary, is one of those people that you hear about briefly when you take a good safety course. Very little is said beside "She carried a disease and gave it to many people. ". This book is written almost as a tribute from one cook to another, but fully outlines the professional, as well as aspects of a well hidden personal, existence. Beyond her relationship with a communicable disease, little is known of her, and this book sheds some light on her as a person.