Lessons in Chemistry

Book Review: Lessons in Chemistry

As a reader, I was immediately drawn to the witty and intelligent prose of Bonnie Garmus’ Lessons in Chemistry. The novel follows the story of Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant young scientist who finds herself struggling to navigate the male-dominated world of academia in the 1960s.

What really resonated with me was the way that Garmus portrays Elizabeth’s journey as one of both self-discovery and professional achievement. As Elizabeth navigates the complex relationships and expectations of her colleagues and love interests, she learns to trust herself and stand up for what she believes in.

One of the standout features of this novel is Garmus’ ability to weave together scientific concepts with emotional depth. The chemistry puns are plentiful, but they never feel forced or out of place—rather, they serve to enhance the themes and tone of the book.

While some readers may find themselves frustrated by Elizabeth’s indecision and occasional lack of agency, I found this portrayal to be refreshingly authentic. It can be difficult to make choices in a world that doesn’t always offer clear options, especially when those choices have consequences for both oneself and others.

Overall, I highly recommend Lessons in Chemistry for anyone looking for an engaging read that seamlessly blends science with heart. The story is nuanced, thought-provoking, and ultimately satisfying. This book is a testament to the power of perseverance—and just how much one person can accomplish when they refuse to give up on their dreams.

Lessons in Chemistry

publishedDate : 2022-04-05

authors : Bonnie Garmus

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publishers : Random House

pageCount : 400

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus | Goodreads

The sad turn of events leads Elizabeth to begin hosting a TV show where her cooking techniques use the unconventional notion and language of chemistry to educate her viewers. With a book titled ‘lessons’ , it is only right to share a few of life’s lessons that Elizabeth is guided by 1. If you fail, don’t admit it.

Lessons In Chemistry


Lessons In Chemistry

Author by : Bonnie Garmus
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2022-03-29
Publisher by : Doubleday Canada

ISBN :

Description : NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A delight for readers of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, this blockbuster debut set in 1960s California features the singular voice of Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show. Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans, the lonely, brilliant, Nobel Prize–nominated grudge holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. Like science, though, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Eizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother but also the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. Elizabeth's unusual approach to cooking ("combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride") proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because, as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women how to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist....






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ISBN :

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Lessons In Chemistry


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Author by : Bonnie Garmus
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2022-04-05
Publisher by : Doubleday

ISBN :

Description : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GMA BOOK CLUB PICK • Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. • STREAM ON APPLE TV+ This novel is “irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel” (The New York Times Book Review) and “witty, sometimes hilarious...the Catch-22 of early feminism” (Stephen King, via Twitter). A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist....






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ISBN :

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