A Family History
“Part memoir, part mystery, part fascinating history of America's favorite jiggly dessert, Jell-O Girls is a fascinating look at the life of several generations of women living off the Jell-O dollars. Author Allie Rowbottom weaves so many facets of this story together seamlessly. I couldn't wait to grab my earbuds each day and hear what happened next.”Mary, Anderson's Bookshop
If you enjoyed The Electric Woman, then you’ll love JELL-O Girls.
“This is the second masterful memoir I've read in 2018 about the impact of the complicated and fascinating relationships between mothers and daughters (see also THE ELECTRIC WOMAN by Tessa Fontaine). Allie Rowbottom shares the history of her family's business (Jell-O) while also detailing the lives of generations of women oppressed by the patriarchy and dismissed as hysterical. Highly addictive, JELL-O GIRLS is the perfect book club pick, especially if you want to dive into the mother witch archetype and disrupting the patriarchy.”Rachel Watkins, Avid Bookshop
“An absolutely fascinating memoir that combines a personal family account with one of America’s most recognizable foods. Seamlessly exploring the foundation of her family’s wealth and the seemingly cursed lives of three generations of women, Rowbottom has written a page-turning cultural history that hits on both the nostalgia many associate with Jell-O and the societal forces that propelled the brand.”Kelly O'Sullivan, R.J. Julia Booksellers
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