Candyfreak by Steve Almond audiobook

Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

By Steve Almond
Read by Oliver Wyman

Highbridge Audio
6.73 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781665184724

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Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain.

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2005 YALSA Alex Award

Nominated for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Combines the patter of a stand-up comic with the soul of a 10-year-old whose allowance is burning a hole in his pocket.” Boston Globe
“An exuberant tribute to cheap, plentiful, locally produced sweets and ‘the small, attainable pleasures’ they provide. Like a good candy bar: a piece of delicious ephemeral fun.” San Francisco Chronicle
“My husband uses [a] good German word, ‘schmackvoll.’ Rough translation, he says: lip-smacking good. And so it is with Candyfreak. ‘Schmackvoll.’” Seattle Times
“Almond is frank, witty, and engaging, and his book has a nutty crunch all its own and is not so sweet that you’ll feel icky when you finish with it.” San Jose Mercury News
“A chewy, charming literary valentine…The book begins funny, gets a little creepy, and, with liberal amounts of humor and heart, becomes powerfully good.” San Diego Union-Tribune
“[Candyfreak is] part memoir and part candy history. It’s Almond’s journey from childhood to adulthood, eating his way through both sorrow and joy, exploring what all the sweet stuff means and has meant to him.” Raleigh News and Observer

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Steve Almond

Author Bio: Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of the bestselling Candyfreak and two story collections. He is a commentator on the NPR affiliate WBUR in Boston.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 6.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English