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The Nama Nook: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

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A story of resilience and being true to your self.

Now adapted into a TV show on Apple+ this book is our pick of the month.

This witty novel follows Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant chemist navigating the male-dominated world of 1960s America.

After facing sexism and discrimination, she lands on a cooking show, using it as a platform to subtly challenge societal norms and advocate for women's rights, all while sharing scientific knowledge in her own unique way.

What stood out was that the protagonist, Zott was never apologetic about who she was- no matter the consequences. Of course this is a fictional story but we can all relate to being discriminated against, made to feel less than, or just underestimated at some point in our lives.

We also love the fact that Bonnie Garmus wrote the first chapter of this book while being angry! That's right, she was having a terrible day at the office where a male colleague not only took all the credit for her work but also presented it as his own, completely ignoring her - a senior copywriter with 30 years experience under her belt! So out of frustration she wrote created her role model- Elizabeth Zott, channeling that anger into something beautiful.

Have you read the book? Tell us how you felt and what you took away from it.


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