108: Copy of STARTING OVER, ONE CAKE AT A TIME by Gesine Bullock PradoPosted: March 13, 2011
DETAILS: Gesine Bullock-Prado, was the head of her sister’s (Sandra Bullock) production company. She had a closet full of designer clothes and the ear of all the influential studio heads, but she was miserable. The only solace she found was in her secret hobby: baking.
With every sugary, buttery confection to emerge from her oven, Gesine took one step away from her glittery, empty existence — and one step closer to her true destiny. And before long, she and her husband left the trappings of their Hollywood lifestyle behind, ending up in Vermont, where they started the gem known as Gesine Confectionary. And they never looked back.
Starting Over, One Cake at the Time follows Gesine’s journey from sugar-obsessed child to miserable, awkward Hollywood insider to reluctant master baker. Chock-full of eccentric characters, beautifully detailed descriptions of her baking process, ceaselessly funny renditions of Hollywood nonsense, and recipes, the ingredients of her story will appeal to anyone who has ever considered leaving the life they know and completely starting over.