Carol / Memoir / Nonfiction

My Life from Scratch by Gesine Bullock-Prado

51E-mYUZD2LTalk about a sweet read! Yes, pun intended. Gesine B-P is Sandra Bullock’s younger sister, but this is strictly about her – no celebrity trading here. It is a cheerful, down-to-earth story of a young woman who found her joy and chose to pursue it instead of the Hollywood scene. As the owner and chief baker in a small bakery near Montpelier, Vermont, she rises in the pre-dawn to begin her well-floured day. This is the story of how she came to that place and what it has meant to her.

As a dyed-in-the-wool cynic, I never would have believed this book would gather me in so totally, but it did. Her sanity and grounded philosophy made this a story of a physical, emotional, and, yes, a spiritual journey that made me remember the day I crossed the threshold for my first library position and the magic of being employed at doing something one loves.

Those of you out there with dreams unfulfilled, take My Life From Scratch home with you and think about the rewards a leap of faith can bestow.


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