How to Eat a Cupcake ~ Meg Donohue
I’m not much of a cook and even less of a baker. Still, I have always loved watching good cooks cook and, even more than that, I love listening to people who know how, talk about food. Combined with my love of a good story and my recent need for a slightly girlie dramedy, this cooking fascination pulled together to make me totally swoon while reading Meg Donahue’s How to Eat a Cupcake.
The premise is fairly simple, at first: two old friends, distanced by time and space, reconvene in their quarter life to open a cupcakery. Seems simple enough, right? Well, with loaded trust funds, exboyfriends and the rumor of possible foul play leaking forward from the past, the venture turns out to be anything but. Someone from their collective history wants their shop gone and is getting bolder by the minute. As the duo attempts to piece their friendship back together while trying to remain calm and composed in their business lives, they soon find themselves in way over their heads.
Wild and fun, often stopping for reflection, the story is one I didn’t initially think I’d like, for that frilly cover and silly title. I know I’ve been burned by that assumption in the past so, hey, look: I tried something new! Donohue is a super talented writer and though she could have easily turned the book into some weepy chick-lit whinefest, she wrote strong, complicated and relatable characters. I’m hoping that this will gain some momentum as I really enjoyed it and have already recommended it out to a few folks. I’m super pleased to have found Meg on her first book and am eagerly awaiting more.
Meg Donohue has an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughters, dog, and a weakness for salted caramel cupcakes.
Meg’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 13th: Iwriteinbooks’ blog
Wednesday, March 14th: Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday, March 15th: Bookstack
Friday, March 16th: The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
Monday, March 19th: Life in Review
Tuesday, March 20th: Tina’s Book Reviews
Wednesday, March 21st: Elle Lit.
Thursday, March 22nd: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, March 27th: Walking With Nora
Wednesday, March 28th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, March 29th: Kritters Ramblings
Tuesday, April 3rd: girlichef
Thursday, April 5th: Book Reviews by Molly