‘Prick’ John Mariani vs. ‘Vile’ Joe Bastianich

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Calls Mariani "not important."

Sounds like Joe Bastianich's Restaurant Man has taken a page from How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, now that Esquire's John Mariani (who was described in the book as a "self-righteous, condescending prick" who "slashed my balls off") has torn JoBa another new one, with a publicly released letter calling him "vile" and "duplicitous," and describing the memoir as "what seems an attempt to out-Bourdain [Anthony] Bourdain and must appall your mother ... " [Page Six/NYP]