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Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over forty children’s books and seven general audience books, including four New York Times bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children’s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, is nearing Platinum. She lives with her family on a farm in New England.
A crucial factor has been overlooked in this widespread condemnation of chocolate: Most chocolate eaters tend to supplement their chocolate intake with other foods. By what right, what logic can chocolate be singled out as the cause of plumpness? How can we be certain that, say, carrots are not a catalyst of weight-gain when chocolate is present?
And there is empirical evidence that also raises serious doubts about chocolate's fatteningness: Few chocolate lovers can simply lie back and wait for chocolate to come to them. For most, getting and keeping chocolate often requires strenuous physical work.
Myth No. 5 "Chocolate is nothing more than a substitute for affection."
Much has been made lately of the recent scientific finding that there is a chemical in chocolate-phenylethylamine-that is virtually identical to the substance manufactured by the brain of the infatuated individual. In various studies of the phenomenon,
As is too often the case with these social scientists, they are taking sound, highly suggestive data and drawing empirically absurd conclusions. What reasonable soul prefers romance to truffles?
Clearly it is not the lovelorn sufferer who seeks solace in chocolate, but rather the chocolate-deprived individual who, desperate, seeks in mere love a pale approximation of bittersweet euphoria.
I reviewed this at Amazon and the seller's request about a month ago. Great, fun book.Published 3 months ago by Craig Davis
Everything about this book is awesome. The text is hilarious, the drawings are absolutely brilliant, the author's passion for chocolate perspires through each sentence and each... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Manu C.
This is one of my all-time favorite books! Please do a new release, I'll buy myself a new copy (I've had mine since the '80's) and extra copies for gifts!Published 8 months ago by Wendy
A classic. Everyone should have a copy on their shelf, preferably their kitchen cookbook shelf (for the chocolate chip cookie recipe). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Emily L. Ferguson
Unfortunately this book was in poor condition and the spine fell apart as soon as I opened the book.Published 11 months ago by CyberMom
Sandra Boynton still makes me laugh and that's a very good thing. I gave this to a dear friend who makes high quality chocolates from scratch. She loved it and so did I. Read morePublished 11 months ago by HLA