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Posted December 19, 2002
Bread lover? You knead this book.
GOING WITH THE GRAIN is an entertaining and often hilarious romp through places both exotic and not, with full consideration of the role that bread and bread- making plays on those cultures as well as the way it relates to the cultural values of those places. Ms. Seligson's gift is that she never lets the subject get deadly serious, all the while never allowing the reader to lose sight of the seriousness of the rituals surrounding the "staff of life" in disparate cultures. I recommend this book highly. Rise to the occasion and part with the dough to buy this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 20, 2002
Funny and poignant
Seligson is a genuinely funny, inciteful, passionate and compassionate writer. Her humor and style make this a delightful book to read. And you feel so good that you're learning so much about a subject that you didn't know you cared that much about and having a ball doing it. That's because Seligson is clearly having as much fun writing the book as you are reading it. It's one of the best travelogues I've ever readWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.