Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday again, and time for a book review. This week we decided to review a book that is filled with affirmation in its own way, and one of the premier feel-good books of all time: Jeanne Ray's Eat Cake. Why put this book on a marriage of Caffection website? Here's why. Eat Cake is about real people, having real life experiences, while the protagonist is busy reinventing herself. Throughout the book, as our subject attempts to reduce the stress in her life, she finds that cake is the ultimate answer. "Cake has gotten a bad rap." she writes. "People have come to equate virtue with turning down dessert."
So what does she do? She timidly sets out to change that, starting a cake baking concern she calls, Eat Cake. The real life, back and forth, ultimately affirming process is the upshot of this great read. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you order dessert.
And if you're caffected, here's a tip: fix him/her a cake for no reason. Don't wait for a birthday, anniversary, or award. Do it today, and decorate it, too. Write Happy Caffection on it.