Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ice Cream is heating up!

Well, it's officially the first day of summer, the longest day of the year, and if it's not pushing 90 outside, it sure was in our office this morning. Thankfully whatever fit our air conditioning unit was throwing has been dealt with and we're getting some fresh, cool air flowing through the office again.

So you can imagine the exquisite torture of reading these reviews of Marilyn Powell's new book ICE CREAM: The Delicious History that were waiting in my inbox when I got in...

From New York's Newsday:
“For Marilyn Powell, "ice-cream territory" begins where history gives way to legend. Her quirky book--part chronicle, part narration, part dreamy rumination--shows how the facts about everyone's favorite cold dessert melt into myth if you look too closely. With a playful tone but a serious enthusiasm, Powell recounts the myths, dishing out a good deal of fact along the way. Both truth and fiction are intriguing here."
The Associated Press chose it as a cool summer book, and Mark Davis at The Daytona Beach News-Journal picks ICE CREAM as a Summer Read. More good things in the works from the Washington Post, Boston Globe, & NPR, so stay tuned!

--John Mark

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