Let 'Em Eat Cake

Let 'Em Eat Cake

by Susan Jedren


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  When the heat in Brooklyn climbs to a hundred, there's only one thing worse than being a delivery man for HomeMade Cakes.  It's being a delivery woman for Homemade.  Because Anna, the feisty heroine of this earthy and irreverent novel, has to put up with things that her male co-workers can't imagine, from a boss who despises women to storekeepers who feel her up when they aren't trying to rip her off for the price of a carton of Chocos.
   As realized by Susan Jerden, Anna is a true representative of blue-collar, no-glitz New York, a valiant single mother, whose attempts to keep her head above water—and her dignity intact—are both hilarious and uplifting. Let 'Em Eat Cake is a novel for anyone who has ever worked at a demeaning job and dreamed of dancing on the merchandise, a book as real as a corner bodega and as refreshing as an open hydrant  in the middle of a scolding summer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679768050
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/25/1996
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Susan Jedren, a former Teamster, drove and delivered snack cakes in New York City. Following that she attended the Columbia MFA Writing Program.

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Let 'Em Eat Cake 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I could barely drag my eyes through the pages of this dreary book. I was raised in a blue collar world and this is something quite different. At one point the main character, a woman, sits in the passenger side of a truck. Another delivery person reaches over and makes a crude grab at her. This is presented as a romantic moment. This is a relentlessly boring main character in the hands of a poor writer. It reads like a collection of workshop assignments. Go directly to Lamb's 'She's Come Undone' for a beautifully crafted novel.