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Have a Crumby Book: A Collection of Wit and Whimsy from Cincinnati's…

by John Eckberg

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This is the cutest little witty book. All about a wonderful family owned and run bakery, and how they put their spin on advertising that has become famous, and baked goods that are a regular household name. I laughed, and I really loved the story of a man opening a lone little nook to bake in a grocery store and growing to a chain while keeping it all in the family. Now on my bucket list will definitely be a trip to this bakery... at least once. ( )
  E.J | Apr 3, 2013 |
What a deliciously delightful novelty of a book! WARNING: DO NOT read this book when you are hungry. I often found myself drooling on the pages of photographs of popular billboards depicting some of Busken Bakery's finest baked goods. Their appearance is absolutely mouthwatering! I do wish that I lived much closer to Cincinnati, now. I also wish that I could have had the pleasure of seeing some of these billboards in my travels; but alas, I have not.

There is just enough history of the Busken Bakery and its founders to familiarize yourself with the chain and give you a little background on the baking industry. It was interesting and educational. For instance, I know with 100% certainty that I could never be a baker, since I learned that they get up to go to work at 2:00 a.m.

But, again, the real treat here are the photos depicting the clever advertising slogans full of puns; and most importantly, the delectable baked goods themselves! I'm definitely ready for a trip to Cincinnati now. Oh, that won't be necessary--they have a website that offers shipping of their products.

I'm glad I received this colorful book with the funny name as part of the Goodreads Early Reads program; since I don't think I would otherwise have discovered it. It was a pleasant, quick read and should be especially delightful to those lucky people who have grown up with the Busken Bakery as part of their life. I would like to thank the author, publisher and Goodreads for this treat. ( )
  shirfire218 | Jul 7, 2009 |
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