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What DO Women really want? Chocolate, as a starter.

 

What Do Women REALLY Want? Chocolate! is my first book. And you know what they say about your firstborn. There’s no other book like this. Family Circle named it book of the month. Brownies, cupcakes, ice cream, it’s all here, except for vanilla. Very handsome, with tons of reviews from food writers and critics.

Why I wrote this book. I think about chocolate every day. Maybe not consciously, and certainly not just candy, but chocolate is a part of my life, even if it’s just an ingredient in a dessert.  Apparently quite a few other people feel the same way, including editors, because I’ve certainly sold a lot of cartoons about it!

Description. The chocolate-brown cover is smooth, almost silky, and in contrast, the pages are thick and super-white. The publisher decided it should be a hardback, to be a real collector’s item.  There are over 120 fullpage cartoons about ice cream, cake, brownies, cookies and of course chocolate. The foreword is by the famous author of 9 cookbooks, Rose Levy Beranbaum, author of the wonderful The Cake Bible, and she thought this was so special that she wrote her first book introduction for me!

140 pp, 8″ square, hardback, $12.95. You can find it on Amazon, or if you want me to sign it, and/or do an original, delicious sketch of something chocolatey in it, go to my Barstow Store page.

What Others Say

Family Circle: Book of the Month Award! Her cartoons are a calorie-free way to indulge in chocolate and feed  your funny bone. Check out her yummy collection.

Chocolatier Magazine: As a magazine devoted to chocolate, we recognize that almost everyone loves chocolate. …which is why we’re so excited about What Do Women REALLY Want? Chocolate! Barstow’s irreverent cartoons are laced with truth…With simple line drawings and limited words, Barstow captures the bliss, satisfaction, comfort and insanity that is the relationship between women and chocolate.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Now that both chocolate and laughter have officially been deemed beneficial to health, it only makes sense to team the two. That’s what Donna Barstow did in her debut book. Her cartoons appear in newspapers and magazines across the country…With simple line drawings and limited words, Barstow captures the bliss, satisfaction, comfort and insanity that is the relationship between women and chocolate. your funny bone.

Milwaukee Sentinel: Oh, Fudge.