Cookie sutra

Book by Workman Publishing Company

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For the Adventurous Cookie

Overall, I would recommend this book. Especially as a gift, due to how affordable it is, and the portable size. It's colorful, it's imaginative, and it will leave you wanting more.
Published:
Pros:
Fun, Original
Cons:
Binding, Too Short
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

About author

The Cookie Sutra is written by an advertising executive under the pseudonym Edward Jaye. He jokes that the cookie sutra "was unearthed in a remote archeological expedition" and that he has spent two years dedicating to the translation of it, so that others may also reap the benefits of this ancient art. As I understand it, all the cookie illustrations in the book were actual cookies that the author baked himself and decorated. He dedicates the book to his wife as follows: "To Lisa for showing me where we keep the baking stuff and not asking why."
    • Engaging

Content / Style / Audience

This book is a short read, at 60 pages. It combines general info about Kama Sutra with cookie humor. It is not intended to be a Kama Sutra guide. If you are looking for a detailed guide on Kama Sutra, this is not for you. However, if you're looking for a little sexual humor and a cookie recipe, then look no further.



The book has several sections. Each section has its own title page with a heading, a description, and an illustration. The following pages then have a descriptive paragraph on the left page and a matching illustration on the right page. The sections include: Getting Ready/A Recipe for Success, Postures I/The Basic Recipes, Postures II/The Advanced Recipes, and Postures III/For the Adventurous Cookie. There are six entries for every section, excluding the Postures I section, for which there are seven. Some of the positions in this book include Splitting of a Bamboo, The Snake Trap, The Congress of a Cow, Pounding the Spot, The Wheelbarrow, and Bending the Bow. There is also a Forward and Afterwards page, as well as a gingerbread cookie recipe on the last two pages.

I have included some pictures here of the first section, including the title page for it and one of the entries, The Kiss that Awakens.

  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone with a sense of humor
    • Bakers
    • Brides
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Tabletop
    • Travel
  • General
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Good mix of styles and content
    • Humorous
    • Non-fiction

Design

This is a paperback book. It is small, measuring 7" x 5" and about 1/4" thick. The inside is colorful, in purple, blue, pink, and yellow; every section has its own color. The pages are made of a high quality, smooth cover stock. The cover is made of a heavier cover stock. I think that this will allow it to hold up well; don't think it would be easily torn or water damaged. The back cover did arrive to me with some minor scuff marks, so this may be an issue with handling the book over time.

However, the only real issue I had with this book was the binding. You really have to hold down the pages and crease them for the book to stay open. It will not lay flat while you read it. Then afterwards, the cover will not lay down when you're done. This is not enough of an inconvenience not to buy the book, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

    • Diagrams / photos included
    • Small size
    • Soft cover

Personal comments

I thought this book was very enjoyable. It had me laughing out loud, especially the little faces that were iced on the cookies. The artwork was done very tastefully (ignore the pun), so it could definitely be suitable for a wide range of people. I also loved that the cookie recipe was included in the back of the book. As I said earlier, the downside is that it is a fast read. When I was done, I found myself wishing there was more. Then again, perhaps that is a credit to how well the book was done.
Follow-up commentary
I still find this to be a very cute book. The re-readability is not very high, so I will probably pass this on to for friend to enjoy.
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Comments
  • Kissy
    Kissy  
    I am glad you got some laughs out of it! I know it is a bit silly to take pics for a book review, but I personally think that they are EU! Thanks for your EU review!
  • PropertyOfPotter
    PropertyOfPotter  
    Thanks for the review! I can't wait to get this book!
  • SaraW0512
    SaraW0512  
    Sounds fun! I'll probably buy this thanks for the review!
  • travelnurse
    travelnurse  
    Thanks for the info! Great pictures.
  • mpfm
    mpfm  
    Thanks for the review. It sounds cute.
  • OrchidCrush
    OrchidCrush  
    This sounds like a great buy!
  • Stinkytofu10
    Stinkytofu10  
    Great review, sounds like an interesting book.
  • skeeterlynn
    skeeterlynn  
    Thank you for the review!
  • Missmarc
    Missmarc  
    Great review, thank you!
  • Zombirella
    Zombirella  
    I sorta want this now.....thanks for the review!
  • Mylo
    Mylo  
    This book looks adorable! Thanks
  • Sodom and Gomorrah
    Sodom and Gomorrah  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • ikatapyam
    ikatapyam  
    Cute!
  • Rawr4483
    Rawr4483  
    Great review! Thanks!
  • chantalgiardina
    chantalgiardina  
    thanks for the great review!
  • 99devildog
    99devildog  
    nice review
  • RedKyuubi
    RedKyuubi  
    Thank you for sharing your review
  • Faust
    Faust  
    nice review
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