If you've ever been tempted to chuck a Professional Life you loathe in order to pursue a Passion you Love, then start your Journey with this Hilarious, Poignant Morsel of a Memoir.
As president of a movie production company, Gesine Bullock-Prado had a great life on paper but was miserable. And then she lost her beloved mother, a German opera diva and brilliant pastry wizard, to cancer. The only solace Gesine found was in her secret hobby: baking. With every sugary, buttery confection to emerge from her oven, Gesine took one step away from her empty existence and one step closer to the memory of her mother and her true destiny. Before long, she and her husband left the trappings of Hollywood behind, ending up in Vermont, where they started the gem known as Gesine Confectionary. And they never looked back. My Life from Scratch follows Gesine's journey from sugar-obsessed child to awkward Hollywood insider to burgeoning baker. Chock-full of eccentric characters, beautifully detailed descriptions of her baking process, ceaselessly funny renditions of Hollywood posturing, and scrumptious recipes, the ingredients of her story will appeal to anyone who has ever considered leaving the safe life they know and completely starting over from scratch.
"Memoir lovers will find this a lighthearted, entertaining read filled with humor and acerbic wit; foodies will enjoy the insider's view of running a bakery. Highly recommended."---Library Journal
"In subtly compelling prose, the master baker conveys her touching sense of responsibility for the emotional needs of [her] patrons,' and offers mouthwatering recipes"---Publishers Weekly
GESINE BULLOCK-PRADOs delicious confections have been featured on the Food Network's hottest new show,Road Tasted with the Neelys and in such publications as In Style, People, Vermont Life, and Boston Common. Gesine still lives in Vermont and is preparing to open another bakery in Austin, Texas.
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