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Apron Anxiety by Alyssa Shelasky
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May 29, 2012

it was ok

I went to camp and youth group with the author. She and I were not close, but I remember her as being extraordinarily likable and flirtatious (which she clearly still is!). One of our mutual friends sent me a copy of this book and I dove right in. The first third is pretty good. She writes a nice, witty back-story and is refreshingly forthcoming about her life, family, and experiences. As the book continues it becomes clear that, kitchen successes aside, what she lacks is self-awareness. As a result, she comes off as flighty and narcissistic. Additionally, the book itself lacks sophistication. I am reading a Judy Blume novel with my 9 year old right now that is more nuanced and well-developed. That said, I really want to make some of the recipes in Alyssa's book - especially the lemon cake!
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