Lessons in Chemistry (Paperback)

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Elizabeth Zott is a serious chemist with an incredible mind that happens to be housed in a gorgeous young woman’s body in the early 1960s. Men want her to smile more, to talk less, to play dumb and to wear tighter clothes, all of which are a hard no. Unapologetically herself, Elizabeth is forced out of her PhD program, relegated to low-level lab work where she is not taken seriously by her colleagues until even that job is taken from her. An unlikely encounter with a local producer lands Elizabeth on her own afternoon television cooking show. After all, cooking is chemistry, and she is excellent at both. When, much to the horror of station executives, Elizabeth runs her cooking show like a chemistry class, she sparks a revolution in housewives of America (and some men, too). Even strong women need support, and Elizabeth has made a family with her genius daughter, the nosy neighbor and her devoted dog, Six-Thirty. A book for the #MeToo moment about a woman before her time encompassing the messy realities of feminism: persistence and wit, belittlement and derision, love and joy, heartbreak and grief, judgment and isolation, family and community.  

— Jennifer K

Product Details
ISBN: 9787559665713
ISBN-10: 7559665713
Publisher: Bei Jing Lian He Chu Ban Gong Si
Publication Date: May 1st, 2023
Language: Chinese