Book Review of The League for the Suppression of Celery by Wendy Russ

How can you not like, how can you not buy a novel with the title The League for the Suppression of Celery? I bought it and I’m glad I did. I is a fun, delightfulWendyRuss read. I would have said it is quite the page turner, but I read on Kindle so it is quite the “next-page” button pusher.

The League for the Suppression of Celery is a love story. Will Kate Pearson, a photography major from Arkansas, fall for the seductive charms of her new boss, a boss who harbors a strange secret? Will she choose the smitten computer salesman who follows her across the country?

But this is a love story like no other. Kate, gets the improbable job offer to work for one of the nation’s most charismatic celebrity chefs. Kate drives from Arkansas to California in a beat-up car to encounter as many crazy, hilarious adventures as Hope and Crosby did in their Road To… films. Along the way Kate chances upon strawberries with truly strange properties, a woman who makes love potions, a giant pig-roasting event, and The League For the Suppression of Celery, a militant organization like no other.

The League for the Suppression of Celery is a wonderfully quirky and compelling first novel with a well-drawn character. I expect more great books from Wendy Russ.



– Paul De Lancey, reviewer

My cookbook, Following Good Food Around the World, with its 180 wonderful recipes, my newest novel, Do Lutheran Hunks Eat Mushrooms, a hilarious apocalyptic thriller, and all my other books, are available on

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