Meredith's Challenge 2.0

52 books, one year. Stay tuned for more details.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

#25 Candy Freak by Steve Almond

The only problem I had with this book was that I wanted to eat chocolate the whole time I was reading it. Good chocolate too, none of this Hershey/Nestle/Mars crap either. I finished it a few days ago and I still want chocolate, despite the two large (yes, two) brownies I inhaled yesterday. Just thinking about it makes me want more chocolate. Psst, my birthday is coming up if anyone needs some ideas. I'm dying to get my grubby little hands on one of the Five-Star bars that he gives such rave reviews for.

Almond is a funny, funny guy who likes candy A LOT. And is willing to travel all over the country to learn about his favorite subject and more importantly to get free samples, which may or may not have the tendency to explode in his luggage. He also has some interesting things to say about American politics, which I was not expecting. So all in all, you learn about chocolate, liberal politics, business practices, and geography. It's topical too, seeing as how Hershey's just bought Scharffen-Berger (don't look at that site too long or you feel like running out of the office in search of the most fabulous chocolate ever, or that just might be me.) So in conclusion, I need chocolate.


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