The book—which is told in the form of an affidavit—is from the point-of-view of Alice Tatnall Ziplinsky, the ex-wife of the heir to Zip’s Candies. The candy company was founded by her (ex) father-in-law, Hungarian immigrant Eli Czaplinsky, who named his candies “Little Sammies,” “Tigermelts” and “Mumbo Jumbos” in reference to characters from Little Black Sambo. (You’ll have to read True Confections to find out why.)
I don’t want to give away too much more information about the book, other than to say that it hilariously, and even tenderly, depicts kooky family dynamics.
The Zip’s Candies website includes a video of a (faux) vintage Zip’s Candies television jingle—and sheet music!
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