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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm almost speechless, May 30, 2007
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This review is from: Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin' (Hardcover)
Not many people can speak with brutal honesty about the events in their lives, and fewer will give others an opportunity to respond. Paula Deen does both in this book (you'll see).

Honestly, I read this book in snippets, because I read better that way. And with this book, reading chapters out-of-order doesn't ruin any surprises. While Paula (and Sherry)'s style of writing jumps around the time periods occasionally, it is hardly an ADD read. Having watched Ms. Deen's cooking show on Food Network, I could even hear her speaking the words (probably because it is written more in the accurate Southern dialect than "cleaned up").

I won't say too much because I believe everyone who wants to read this should experience the book for themselves. Don't expect a cookbook here, although a few other recipes are shared in different aspects of time. Do expect a thoughtful, inspiring book of the life of a woman who has had more ups and downs in her life than most uppity squeaky religious folk. What impressed me the most was how she transformed the lemons into lemonade and put her faith AND grace to work. We should all have 1/10 of her courage through the best and worst of our own lives.
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