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

April 2022 Indie Next List


“Protagonist Elizabeth Zott's confrontations with 1960s patriarchy will resonate with women who lived it, but how she gets by while staying true to herself will inspire women of all ages. Read it — and give copies to all your friends!”
— Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA



Product Details
ISBN: 9791130620848
Publisher: Dasan Chakbang
Publication Date: June 9th, 2022
Language: Korean