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[[ Read Kindle ]] ⚤ Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut î In Mullins s skillful hands, this simple pastry provides surprisingly compelling insights into our eating habits, our identity, and modern consumer culture Save yourself some aggravation and boredom go buy a donut and read anything EXCEPT this book There was a golden opportunity here to explore the different kinds of donuts, how they get the filling in thejelly donuts, the difference between yeast and cake donuts Instead, the author decided to examine every uninteresting detail about donuts and their socio economic impact The holes in donuts areinteresting. I m not procrastinating, I m surveying the existing scholarshipSigh Maybe I expect too much from histories of donuts Or maybe I just don t know what I want from them All I know is that I don t want long digressions into the merits of low carb diets and whether they possibly had some effect on donut sales and well there is no evidence that they did so they probably didn t I also don t want several pages on the history of bagels, or a multi page discussion on the merits of bear baiting just I m not procrastinating, I m surveying the existing scholarshipSigh Maybe I expect too much from histories of donuts Or maybe I just don t know what I want from them All I know is that I don t want long digressions into the merits of low carb diets and whether they possibly had some effect on donut sales and well there is no evidence that they did so they probably didn t I also don t want several pages on the history of bagels, or a multi page discussion on the merits of bear baiting just because people generally bait bears with donuts What does that have to do with anything I know that the author wants to make this larger point about how donuts have come to symbolize this middle American working class comfort food aesthetic, but by the time he is talking about church coffee hours and the fact that they sometimes involve donuts, I m thinking when is this book going to be over I never think, when is this donut going to be over I want donuts to last forever Not so with this book The early chapters about actual donut history are a littleinteresting I did learn some things about the evolution of the donut thanks, Dutch people and about the differences between donuts and crullers, and the steps that led the humble donut to the hallowed position it holds today in the hearts and minds of decent, hard working Americans The doughnut is both a complicated mirror into ourselves and society just as it provides a fine grained vision of our desires and identities See what I mean What the hell I read that several times and I still don t really know what he s talking about Isn t being a mirror and providing a vision the same thing For a lot of this book the author sounds like as another reviewer wrote an undergrad trying to reach a page minimum And he constantly repeats himself, telling the reader facts we already learned only two or three pages earlier Blah I do want a donut though Glazed America a history of the doughnut written by Paul R Mullins was an alright book The booked was really basic and firm on facts about doughnuts It was boring to read and was tough to finish because of the dullness of the book Even though my favorite food are doughnuts, reading the book was a disappointment because the doughnuts was just a simple creation Although there were some interesting facts and very true statements A nutritious healthful foodenjoyed and relished by most pe Glazed America a history of the doughnut written by Paul R Mullins was an alright book The booked was really basic and firm on facts about doughnuts It was boring to read and was tough to finish because of the dullness of the book Even though my favorite food are doughnuts, reading the book was a disappointment because the doughnuts was just a simple creation Although there were some interesting facts and very true statements A nutritious healthful foodenjoyed and relished by most people Mullins, 124 I believe it is appropriate to challenge a belief when you have a different opinion This is important because if we live in a society were everyone thinks the same way nothing will every change The quote is a great sentence that can be debated on because everyone knows that doughnuts are unhealthy but a man named J Howard Krum believes doughnuts are healthy Different beliefs help a society change and keep it moving forward and that s how America started People didn t agree with the king and started to rebel against the king America is known for fighting for freedom Well it s the same as challenging a belief because your fighting for something you love I would recommend this to people who want to knowabout doughnuts and how they came about Also the history of how doughnuts were involved with WW2 Meh This is called the history of the donut, but only the second chapter focuses on donut history, and it is just an overview, at that This book is really an anthropological look at donuts as part of our culture, and that s not what I was interested in I would ve preferred a historian s perspective withdetail focused on actual evidence There were definitely some historical nuggets embedded in the book, but you have to wade through a lot of philosophical meandering He does bring up s Meh This is called the history of the donut, but only the second chapter focuses on donut history, and it is just an overview, at that This book is really an anthropological look at donuts as part of our culture, and that s not what I was interested in I would ve preferred a historian s perspective withdetail focused on actual evidence There were definitely some historical nuggets embedded in the book, but you have to wade through a lot of philosophical meandering He does bring up some interesting topics like why cops like donuts and the age old debate of donuts vs bagels, but most of the commentary is superficial and there s lots of anecdotal quotes stories from random people that are not particularly insightful or convincing It was also very repetitive, and the writing generally pretty boring Such a letdown for what could ve been an awesome topic I was not terribly impressed