Free JELL-O Girls

JELL-O Girls
By:Allie Rowbottom
Published on 2018-07-24 by Hachette UK

One of People Magazine's Best Books of Summer An Amazon Best Book of the Month An Indie Next Pick A Real Simple Best Book of 2018 A memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its facade - told by the inheritor of their stories. In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great-uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would turn out to be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generations that followed enjoyed immense privilege - but they were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism, and mysterious ailments. More than 100 years after that deal was struck, Allie's mother Mary was diagnosed with the same incurable cancer, a disease that had also claimed her own mother's life. Determined to combat what she had come to consider the |Jell-O curse| and her looming mortality, Mary began obsessively researching her family's past, determined to understand the origins of her illness and the impact on her life of Jell-O and the traditional American values the company championed. Before she died in 2015, Mary began to send Allie boxes of her research and notes, in the hope that her daughter might write what she could not. JELL-O GIRLS is the liberation of that story. A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, JELL-O GIRLS is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love and loss. In crystalline prose Rowbottom considers the roots of trauma not only in her own family, but in the American psyche as well, ultimately weaving a story that is deeply personal, as well as deeply connected to the collective female experience.

This Book was ranked at 20 by Google Books for keyword girls.

Book ID of JELL-O Girls's Books is fHU9DwAAQBAJ, Book which was written byAllie Rowbottomhave ETAG "jmpMbUxxwvQ"

Book which was published by Hachette UK since 2018-07-24 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9780316510639 and ISBN 10 Code is 0316510637

Book which have "288 Pages" is Printed at BOOK under CategoryBiography and Autobiography

Book Preview