The Chocolate Diaries
by Karen Scalf Linamen
In The Chocolate Diaries, Karen Scalf Linamen shares true stories of women who have been through rough times, and their secrets for making it through those times. Karen mixes humor and a sprinkling of recipes throughout the book. I knew I was going to like it when I read the title of the first chapter: "Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen." I may or may not be a regular user of bad puns. Nevertheless, the author drew me in with the title of that chapter.
Later in the book, Karen talks about the cathartic and stress-relieving process of making lists. She writes, "Every morning, put eating chocolate on your to-do list. That way, you'll always get one thing done." What a great idea!
I really enjoyed this fast, light-hearted read. At the end of the book I felt I had just spent an evening with a great friend - sharing burdens, laughing, and learning from others.
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