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5.0 out of 5 stars Profoundly funny pro-cake memoir for real humans everywhere, 27 Dec 2006
This review is from: Let Me Eat Cake (Hardcover)
I don't know about other readers but I just don't seem to be able to find books which make me laugh recently, but for the last few nights I have had complaints from my husband as I've hooted out loud reading this book while he is trying to get to sleep. Paul Arnott's writing has more than a touch of Wodehouse about it, but with an entirely modern flair, and if there is a better anecdotal memoir on the shelves at the moment I'd love to see it. Amazingly, in amongst a feast of stories - some touching, others a little rude - he has weaved a brilliant story of the sugar industry, the history of chocolate, and a plea for the Viennese way of eating cake while talking big ideas. He is a seriously likeable narrator, and if you're as tired of the bullying of people who enjoy their food as I am then this book will be right up your street. Last time my book club met we met we discussed The Trouble With Kevin and we all wanted to kill ourselves afterwards - Let Me Eat Cake is the antidote!
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