Jess's Reviews > 52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust

52 Loaves by William   Alexander
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Jun 18, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010

NB: I have adapted the below review for my book blog, Spine Creases. You can read the full review here.

This book definitely makes me want to get back in the kitchen and attempt making bread again. Alexander's memoir is utterly hilarious, which makes for two fantastic, laugh-out-loud funny memoirs that I've read this week. There were times I dropped the book, laughing. I also loved reading about Alexander's experiences as the abbey baker, which reminded me of the film Die große Stille

This quote is a good summary from the end of the book:
"Choose one thing you care about and resolve to do it well. Whether you succeed or not, you will be better for the effort." —323

I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for an excellent summer read. It's a well-written, funny food memoir that also encompasses the meaning of long-term commitment and persistence.

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Reading Progress

June 18, 2010 – Started Reading
June 18, 2010 – Shelved
June 18, 2010 –
page 26
June 19, 2010 –
page 129
June 19, 2010 – Finished Reading

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