Lessons in Chemistry: The multi-million-copy bestseller

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Lessons in Chemistry: The multi-million-copy bestseller

Lessons in Chemistry: The multi-million-copy bestseller

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Garmus’ writing is extraordinary, and her insightful commentaries on life, religion, bigotry, misogyny and stupidity result in passages that are absolutely worth sharing. This is a book that is complicit with its reader and takes care of her, allowing her to walk away from it feeling optimistic about being a person in the world. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. Translated into more than thirty-five languages, it is being adapted as an Apple TV series starring Brie Larson.

A fun, feminist charmer, Bonnie Garmus’s novel Lessons in Chemistry follows singular single mother Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant chemist in a man’s world—1960s America—as she becomes an unlikely cooking-show host and the role model her daughter deserves. Fuel for learning, Elizabeth Zott wrote on a small slip of paper before tucking it into her daughter’s lunch box. On par with Beth Harmon of The Queen's Gambit, Elizabeth Zott swept me away with her intellect, honesty, and unapologetic selfhood. STREAM ON APPLE TV+ This novel is irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel (The New York Times Book Review) and witty, sometimes hilarious.A] delightful debut…Elizabeth Zott, Garmus’ unflappable heroine, is no cheerily lilting [Julia] Child…[Garmus] skillfully moves her narrative forward and backward, filling in the empty spaces in Elizabeth’s story. She knows her intelligence surpasses that of the team at the scientific institute where she is kept in a lowly position. After being forced to resign from her job, she becomes the host of a cooking show and uses her scientific knowledge to revolutionize the world of cooking. There are so few of us who haven’t been put down, pushed aside, maligned, passed over, rejected, ripped off, lied to or treated badly simply because we’re women, people of colour, gender-diverse, neuro-diverse, too fat, too thin, too short, too tall – you name it. Laika, the youngest, retreats into a contactless digital life, designing the trading algorithms that will ultimately prove his downfall in a condo near Wall Street.

Ultimately, she triumphs through hard work and pragmatism, and by using the media available to women of her era to new ends.

Her approach catches the attention of overlooked housewives who find inspiration to challenge the status quo and create change one molecule at a time. A smart, funny, big-hearted debut combining chemical elements into what seems a winning formula—one whose breakneck pace and gently ironic tone should appeal to readers of literary-commercial hits by American authors such as Katherine Heiny, Emma Straub and Curtis Sittenfeld. Forced to leave her job at the institute, she soon finds herself the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Like Garmus, you may even find yourself channeling Elizabeth, asking ‘Now what would Elizabeth Zott do?

Garmus] presents a rollicking feminist tale full of humor and hope even as she doesn’t shy away from life’s ugliness. It was voted Hay Festival Book of the Year by readers, won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Debut Novel and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of Americas most beloved cooking show Supper at Six.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. It is hard not to read “Lessons in Chemistry” and wonder if Zott’s creator has achieved something similarly subversive, offering readers more substance than some, at least, expected — and changing their lives in the process. Lessons in Chemistry will make you wonder about all the real-life women born ahead of their time - women who were sidelined, ignored and worse because they weren't as resourceful, determined and lucky as Elizabeth Zott. Like a woman-centric “Mad Men”…A witty and sharp dramedy about resilience and found families…Readers won’t be able to get enough of Elizabeth and her makeshift family. Donatti, approves her hiring but refuses to give her anything more than menial labor as a lab technician.



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