Women's Book Club!

  • June 2, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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(rsvps will open May 5th)

Hey Ladies,

Since we will not be meeting in May, we will be holding two in June since it's a 5 week month:)  The first of two will be held at Rebecca's house in Cumming.  The book we have chosen will be, A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown.   Due to the authors name/title, we thought it might be nice to have a cupcake exchange.  The concept is just like a cookie exchange, except it's with cupcakes:) While the cupcakes alone would be filling, please make sure that you bring a non-sweet food item so we don't OD on sweets.lol.

Synopsis of A Piece of Cake (taken from Amazon.com):

You have in your hands the strange, heart-wrenching, and exhilarating tale of a woman named Cupcake. It begins as the story of a girl orphaned twice over, once by the death of her mother and then again by a child welfare system that separated her from her stepfather and put her into the hands of an epically sadistic foster parent. But there comes a point in her preteen years—maybe it’s the night she first tries to run away and is exposed to drugs, alcohol, and sex all at once—when Cupcake’s story shifts from a tear-jerking tragedy to a dark comic blues opera. As Cupcake’s troubles grow, so do her voice and spirit. Her gut-punch sense of humor and eye for the absurd, along with her outsized will, carry her through a fateful series of events that could easily have left her dead.Young Cupcake learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, partying like a rock star, and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-to-5 jobs. But Cupcake’s unlikely tour through the cubicle world was paralleled by a quickening descent into the nightmare of crack cocaine use, till she eventually found herself living behind a Dumpster. Astonishingly, she turned it around. With the help of a cobbled together family of eccentric fellow addicts and “angels”—a series of friends and strangers who came to her aid at pivotalmoments—she slowly transformed her life from the inside out.

Overview:
Where-Rebecca's house in Cumming

Book-A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown

Cupcake exchange- 1) Number of cupcakes to bring will be determined by the amount of ladies attending (typically bring 1 dozen to have for the meetup and to exchange) 2) Copies of receipe for each guest 3) Please make sure to post or email what you plan to bake to prevent duplicates!

Extra item-It would be great if you could find food items that are CA centered. However, if you cannot find a recipe you like, feel free to bring a different item.  For CA recipes, please visit: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/usa-regional-and-ethnic/west-coast/california/top.aspx

**Only rsvp if you plan to attend, thanks!**

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  • Mo B.

    Awesome! I enjoyed everyone company!

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Rebecca

    In addition to the stuff I've already mentioned, I'll have a couple bottles of champagne we can break into - I'm in the mood to celebrate - just signed a teaching contract for the up coming school year! :)

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing Funfetti cupcakes with sprinkles! See everyone Sunday!
    :-)

    May 30, 2013

  • Mo B.

    Hello ladies,Im going to bring a fruit tray & of course red velvet cupcakes! see you sunday :)

    May 29, 2013

  • Kelly P.

    I'll bring grilled artichokes and am still looking for a cupcake recipe but think I'm going with something citrus - either lemon lime or orange

    May 28, 2013

  • Natasha

    Not gonna lie Monisha, I wish I claimed red velvet before you.lol. Ok so I'm going to try something a lil different to go with Erin's Champagne Cupcakes (yum). I will attempt to make Margarita Cupcakes.lol. No promises as to how they will taste, but I'm ready for the challenge!

    1 · May 19, 2013

    • Nicole B.

      Damn Natasha!

      1 · May 24, 2013

    • Nicole B.

      So as always I'm fretting over the themed dish....I just asked my boo for his first thought when he thinks ca food.."Raisins"­ he said. And this is why boys don't organize book club. Smh

      1 · May 24, 2013

  • Mo B.

    Ok ladies, I know I'm late but my book just arrived & I love it! I'm already so happy to be apart of this meet up group. Looking forward to meet you all :)

    May 20, 2013

    • Natasha

      No worries:) We can't wait to meet you!!

      1 · May 20, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I'll have some turkey meatballs stewing in the crockpot & probably some other kind of munchie as well. My cupcakes will contain chocolate & Kahlua. ;)

    May 19, 2013

  • Mo B.

    Im new to the group, excited to meet some new people & learn about some great books! Question is this for couples only? I notice its said women & couples at the same time.

    May 7, 2013

    • Natasha

      The book clubs are just for the women members of the group:) When you RSVP, it adds you as a couple (meetup does not have an option to change that since this is a couples group). All other events, excluding book club, are for couples only:) if you have anymore questions, please contact me directly via email.

      May 7, 2013

  • Kelly P.

    Really liked this book - finished it a few days ago. What will I do until we meet if I'm not rushing to finish?!

    May 5, 2013

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