on March 28, 2001
I picked this book up expecting a playful collage of donut history, donut trivia, and donut folklore. And that's what "The Donut Book" tried to be. But the author took her topic a bit too seriously -- and as a result the book vacillates uncomfortably between donut romp and donut dissertation. I enjoyed some of the photography, but all in all I found "The Donut Book" to be devoid of interesting tidbits and humorous narration. What we have here is a book of donut obsession -- and an overly sincere one at that.