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This is an auction for SWEET AND LOW by Rich Cohen.

“Cohen, well-known author and contributing editor to Rolling Stone, is also the grandson of Ben Eisenstadt, a short-order cook turned lawyer turned inventor who created the sugar packet in 1945 (stolen by Domino Sugar in 1946) and made a huge fortune selling saccharine under the well-known brand name Sweet'N Low. Eisenstadt rode the wave of the dieting craze in America, packing Sweet'N Low out of the same Brooklyn factory for decades; but when he died in 1996, he left several hundred million dollars for the family to squabble over, and Cohen's side of the family was disinherited. Rather than being bitter, Cohen chose to carve out his pound of flesh by outing the family secrets. This story has it all: entrepreneurial spirit and the rise to fame and fortune from meager beginnings, rich New York history going back to the 1600s, Jewish gangsters, a federal raid, and family scandal; there is also the history of sugar, dieting fads, politics, and the debate on carcinogenic food. Fun all the way through.”
- Booklist (US)

“Sweet and Low is the bittersweet, hilarious story of Ben Eisenstadt, who invented sugar packets and Sweet'N Low, and amassed the great fortune that would later destroy his family. It is a story of immigrants, Jewish gangsters, and Brooklyn; of sugar, saccharine, obesity, and diet crazes; of jealousy, betrayal, and ambition. Disinherited along with his mother and siblings, Rich Cohen has written a rancorous, colourful history of his extraordinary family and their pursuit of the American dream.”

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 2007.

272 pages.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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