Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | May 5, 2015

    Leonard Mlodinow: IMG The Fragility of Grand Discoveries



    When I was in graduate school at Berkeley I was offered a prestigious fellowship to study for a year in Germany, but I decided it would be a... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Biography- General

Candy and Me: A Girl's Tale of Life, Love, and Sugar

by

Candy and Me: A Girl's Tale of Life, Love, and Sugar Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

As a seven-year-old child, Hilary Liftin poured herself a glass (or two) of powdered sugar. Those forbidden cups soon escalated to pound bags of candy corn and multiple packets of dry cocoa mix, launching the epic love affair between Hilary and all things sweet. In Candy and Me: A Love Story, Liftin chronicles her life through candy memories and milestones. As a high school student, Hilary used candy to get through track meets, bad hair days, after-school jobs, and her first not-so-great love. Her sweet tooth followed her to college, where she tried to suppress the crackle of Smarties wrappers in morning classes. Through life's highs and lows, her devotion has never crashed — candy has been a constant companion and a refuge that sustained her.

As Liftin recounts her record-setting candy consumption, loves and friendships unfold in a funny and heartbreaking series of bittersweet revelations and restorative meditations. Hilary survives a profound obsession with jelly beans and a camp counselor, a forgettable fling with Skittles at a dot-com, and a messy breakup healed by a friendship forged over Circus Peanuts. Through thick and thin, sweet and sour, Hilary confronts the challenges of conversation hearts and the vagaries of boyfriends, searching for that perfect balance of love and sugar.

Written with a fresh dry humor that will immediately absorb you into Liftin's sweet obsessions and remind you of your own, Candy and Me unwraps the meaning found in the universal desire for connection and confection. Treat yourself to Candy and Me -- being bad never read so good.

Synopsis:

"Candy and Me" is a delectable memoir for adult girls who thought Candyland was where they'd grow up and live and who wanted every day to be Easter and Halloween. It is for sugar addicts who don't hide their habit and for people with a sweet tooth and a nostalgia for the old favorites. Two-color.

About the Author

Hilary Liftin is the coauthor of Dear Exile. She grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Yale University in 1991. She lives with her husband, Chris Harris, in Los Angeles and/or Brooklyn.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Jenn, September 2, 2006 (view all comments by Jenn)
Liftin writes a fun book by telling her life story in candy. She's obsessed with candy, and her book will bring back a lot of memories of candy from childhood.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 4 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743254410
Other:
Liftin, Hilary
Publisher:
Free Press
Author:
Liftin, Hilary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.215 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Spineless Wonders: Strange Tales... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. Big Blonde and Other Stories Used Trade Paper $0.50
  3. Lost in the City Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. Canyon Ranch Cooking: Bringing the... Used Hardcover $5.50
  5. Writer's & Illustrator's Guide to... Used Trade Paper $12.95
  6. A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small...
    Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Biography » General
Biography » Women
Business » Personal Finance
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Young Adult » General

Candy and Me: A Girl's Tale of Life, Love, and Sugar New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.95 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Free Press - English 9780743254410 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Candy and Me" is a delectable memoir for adult girls who thought Candyland was where they'd grow up and live and who wanted every day to be Easter and Halloween. It is for sugar addicts who don't hide their habit and for people with a sweet tooth and a nostalgia for the old favorites. Two-color.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.