She literally starts with nothing except a desire to help the family. Then she begins learning what it would take to start her own company, testing recipes to come up with a fat-free recipe, and getting her product into stores, hopefully all over the U.S.
I found it fascinating to learn what she went through to start the company and promote the product, all while she’s not just a woman starting a company. She’s a mother, a wife, housekeeper, head cook, chauffeur, and all the work hats that come with being married with kids. But she is absolutely committed to building the company and helping support the family.
I think if you’ve ever started your own company, you’ll want to read The Pig and Me and will probably identify with Lindsay Frucci. And if you haven’t, like me, you’ll be amazed at all she does and the cost it takes on her and her family. Frucci takes what could have been a step-by-step how-to for starting a company from nothing and taking it nationwide…and writing it in such a way that it becomes a personal story of hard work, triumph and will.
I really, really liked The Pig and Me, even though I’d never heard of No Pudge Brownies.
I give The Pig and Me by Lindsay Frucci a rating of Hel-of-Writer.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: The author Lindsay Frucci sent me the e-book. That did not influence my review. I could have given this a rating of Hel-of-a-Story, but I decided it was Frucci who make the story compelling and one I wanted to pick up each morning and read. The one thing I regret is that I’d never heard of No Pudge Brownies and wish I had. I’d give them a try. I’m thinking they didn’t make the shelves of my grocery store. I definitely would have bought a fat-free Raspberry Fudge Brownie Mix or a fat-free Cappuccino Fudge Brownie Mix. Okay, raise your hand if you’re thinking any kind of fudge brownie mix cannot be fat-free. I would agree, except she had her recipe analyzed by a Food Laboratory. Snort. She could have just asked me, I would have been very conscientious in my testing. It may have taken me a while, though. Say, two or ten or fifty batches.