Sunday, June 5, 2022

Lessons in Chemistry

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. 
But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show 
Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.  
Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, 
Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I absolutely loved this book. Elizabeth Zott is a character that I will not forget. She was extremely smart, sassy, funny, loving and successful. Lessons in Chemistry had so much to it....what women had (have) endured just to have a career that is somewhat equal to a males, single motherhood, depending on neighbors, depending on other women, and an amazing dog.  Six-thirty was a really unique part of the storyline and you can't help but love him.

Recommend Lessons in Chemistry to everyone - perfect read anytime and anywhere. I also hope that Bonnie Garmus writes another book!

Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked for a wide range of clients, in the US and abroad, focusing primarily on technology, medicine, and education. She’s an open water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two pretty amazing daughters. Most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.

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