When the heat in Brooklyn climbs to a hundred, there's only one thing worse than being a delivery man for HomeMade Cakes. It's being a delivery woman for Homemade. Because Anna, the feisty heroine of this earthy and irreverent novel, has to put up with things that her male co-workers can't imagine, from a boss who despises women to storekeepers who feel her up when they aren't trying to rip her off for the price of a carton of Chocos. As realized by Susan Jerden, Anna is a true representative of blue-collar, no-glitz New York, a valiant single mother, whose attempts to keep her head above wateraand her dignity intactaare both hilarious and uplifting. Let 'Em Eat Cake is a novel for anyone who has ever worked at a demeaning job and dreamed of dancing on the merchandise, a book as real as a corner bodega and as refreshing as an open hydrant in the middle of a scolding summer. From the Trade Paperback edition.The lie-detector test started out fine. I had never had a liedetector test and I was scared, even though I didna#39;t think I had anything to hide. ... Or Ia#39;d make muffins from a mix and tell him it was from a recipe, because he only liked homemade.
|Title||:||Let 'em Eat Cake|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2010-02-10|