Monkey Chef tells the story of the nine months Mike Freiheit spent in South Africa as a chef for a primate sanctuary, preparing food for both the monkeys and their caretakers. This book, A Love Story, is the third installment in Mike’s Series, and tells the story of Mike’s love life while being a monkey chef.
Frustrated by his dead-end job, working for terrible people in a harsh city, Mike applied for a job to be a volunteer chef at a primate sanctuary in South Africa. Inconveniently, his 9-month stint at the sanctuary started shortly after he met and started dating a woman named Megan. The couple tries a long-distance romance, but stress and temptation endanger their relationship.
Monkey Chef, A Love Story ranges from laugh-out-loud funny, to nerve-wracking, to dramatic, to heartwarming. Mike’s comics are always open and honest about his shortcomings and inner demons. This comic -his longest to date- is an accomplishment of his unique style of storytelling.