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My Life from Scratch : A Sweet Journey of Starting Over, One Cake at a Time (Paperback) (Gesine

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If you've ever been tempted to chuck a Professional Life you loathe in order to pursue a Passion you Love, then start your Journey with this Hilarious, Poignant Morsel of a Memoir.

As president of a movie production company, Gesine Bullock-Prado had a great life on paper but was miserable. And then she lost her beloved mother, a German opera diva and brilliant pastry wizard, to cancer. The only solace Gesine found was in her secret hobby: baking. With every sugary, buttery confection to emerge from her oven, Gesine took one step away from her empty existence and one step closer to the memory of her mother and her true destiny. Before long, she and her husband left the trappings of Hollywood behind, ending up in Vermont, where they started the gem known as Gesine Confectionary. And they never looked back. My Life from Scratch follows Gesine's journey from sugar-obsessed child to awkward Hollywood insider to burgeoning baker. Chock-full of eccentric characters, beautifully detailed descriptions of her baking process, ceaselessly funny renditions of Hollywood posturing, and scrumptious recipes, the ingredients of her story will appeal to anyone who has ever considered leaving the safe life they know and completely starting over from scratch.

"Memoir lovers will find this a lighthearted, entertaining read filled with humor and acerbic wit; foodies will enjoy the insider's view of running a bakery. Highly recommended."---Library Journal

"In subtly compelling prose, the master baker conveys her touching sense of responsibility for the `emotional needs of [her] patrons,' and offers mouthwatering recipes"---Publishers Weekly
A former Hollywood insider trades the Hollywood Hills for Green Acres...and lives to tell about it in this hilarious, poignant treat of a memoir.As head of her celebrity sister's production company, Gesine Bullock-Prado had a closet full of designer clothes and the ear of all the influential studio heads, but she was miserable. The only solace she found was in her secret hobby: baking. With every sugary, buttery confection to emerge from her oven, Gesine took one step away from her glittery, empty existence, and one step closer to her true destiny. Before long, she and her husband left the trappings of their Hollywood lifestyle behind, ending up in Vermont, where they started the gem known as Gesine Confectionary. And they never looked back. Confections of a Closet Master Baker follows Gesine's journey from sugar-obsessed child to miserable, awkward Hollywood insider to reluctant master baker. Chock-full of eccentric characters, beautifully detailed descriptions of her baking process, ceaselessly funny renditions of Hollywood nonsense, and recipes, the ingredients of her story will appeal to anyone who has ever considered leaving the life they know and completely starting over.From the Hardcover edition.
Number of Pages: 226.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Business, General, Methods / Baking
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Gesine Bullock-prado
Language: English
Street Date: June 8, 2010
TCIN: 12223382
UPC: 9780767932738
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-8492

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