Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus

Lessons in Chemistry

By Bonnie Garmus

  • Release Date - Published: 2022-04-05
  • Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Author: Bonnie Garmus
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 438 Ratings)

Lessons in Chemistry Bonnie Garmus read online review & book description:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • A must-read debut! Meet Elizabeth Zott: a one-of-a-kind scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show in this novel that is “irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel. It reminds you that change takes time and always requires heat” (The New York Times Book Review).
 
“It's the world versus Elizabeth Zott, an extraordinary woman determined to live on her own terms, and I had no trouble choosing a side.... A page-turning and highly satisfying tale: zippy, zesty, and Zotty.” —Maggie Shipstead, best-selling author of Great Circle


Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. 
 
But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.  
 
Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.
 

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  • If you hate God and men, this is for you

    2
    By melcgzebra
    I really wanted to like this book. It had a great premise and was honestly an interesting read. However, there was so much bashing of God and religion it was off-putting. Also, multiple male characters in the book were rapists or pedophiles or just downright jerks so it made me feel sorry for the author and what her life experiences must have been.
  • Not all that.

    2
    By sometimz
    An interesting concept, rave reviews, supposed to be “laugh out loud funny”, (no, not) 1950’s; I bit the hook. The only character I could like in the story was the dog. He, at least, was a kind creature. I could only take so much male-bashing, faith & religion-bashing & overall “woke-ness” before bailing. Great writers throughout the ages have managed to find a way to enlighten the world about wrongs in society through brilliant storytelling. This is most definitely not that.
  • Lovely

    4
    By stgoldb99
    I enjoyed reading. Nicely done
  • Fun read!

    5
    By molrud
    This story is relevant today. It is about a woman living in a deprived world who stands up to authority to demand respect. It is told in a witty and wonderful story full of love, humor, and strength. A fun read that I would recommend
  • Great Book!

    5
    By 2bustmom
    Really enjoyed this book. The characters were unique and memorable and the plot engaging. Stayed up late to finish.
  • Lessons in chemistry

    5
    By Laurie1964
    Awesome page turner! Loved the storyline
  • Wonderful

    5
    By bitsyhaze
    This book was wonderful; inspiring, funny and full of emotion. Elizabeth is a character we can all aspire to be like in some way.
  • Wonderful

    5
    By kagrippi
    I can’t believe I’m saying this about a novel- but- Inspiring. Really. Loved it.
  • Love

    4
    By Pregoplease
    I loved it so much!
  • Excellent book....horrible cover

    4
    By reenie0822
    This was a great tale of Women's empowerment and I bet multitudes of people skip it by because of the insipid looking cover which seems to depict a ditzy pretty blond with red lipstick and a bouncy pony tail. This is a complete misrepresentation and was probably designed by a man or a woman who did NOT read the book! Put lab glasses on her at least!

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