Hi all! I’m lucky that I have a conscientious readership! If it hadn’t been for Melinda’s query this morning, I’d have forgotten that I’m a few days behind on announcing the VERY lucky winner of a copy of Sarma Melngailis’s new book, Pure Raw Food!
The winner — drumroll — is Lucca! Lucca’s response to Sarma’s interview was near and dear to my heart, as she mentioned some of the commercial pressures of book publishing and Sarma’s honesty about the marketing process. But here, I’ll let her tell you:
“I was most inspired by the humanity she demonstrated, and the points at which she allowed herself to slip from behind the publisher’s persona, the public image, and the book cover, to reveal her weaknesses, her broke-down sundays, her fears, and her big dreams for her small business. It was refreshing to read so humble an account. When faced with a bookstore wall of glossy, presentational, sales-flash driven covers glossing so many raw food books, it’s not always easy to remember that the minds, lives and personal stories behind them belong to real, flawed, complex, and fallible human beings, and that transitioning, staying the course, and finding balance in daily life may be just as difficult for them as it is for oneself. The humility that was present throughout her interview (and beautiful job on the interview, by the way!) made me all the more intrigued to read her no-recipes, all-thought book, if she ever finds time to write it.
Thank you very much, Gena, for this lovely interview. It graced my afternoon. All my best, Luc.”
What an awesome response, Lucca! I hope that you’ll enjoy the book as much as I already am.
I’ll be back soon with news about a new raw delivery service, and a really great picture of raw chocolate cake.