Posted by: LakeIris | August 31, 2012

Online Book Club for 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

I’m going to be linking in to Bloom’s online book club as I reread 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess along with some of you over the next couple of months!

(I think we’ll be a little behind everyone else as I know a few of you are still waiting for your copy to arrive. But I’m okay with that!)

So here’s what I’m thinking.


Read Chapter 1 by next weekend, September 7 (or thereabouts). Have a watch of the video below, either as an introduction or perhaps when you’re done reading.

Now, on to the book and why Jen reduced her culinary habits to just seven foods for one experimental month:

Picking seven foods is like trying to pick my favorite kid. Some people eat to live, but I live to eat. I come from a long line of eaters; my sister is in culinary school in New York City as I write this. We long-distance foodie talk once a week until Brandon gives me the I just can’t take it anymore look. … Food is the ceintrifugal force that draws together my people.
~From 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, by Jen Hatmaker

So why did Jen choose just seven foods to sustain her for one month? She shares more about her “why” in the this week’s video:



I’ll post my thoughts about Chapter 1 next weekend, and you can come back here to share your own ideas. If you had to choose just 7 foods for a month – what would they be? And more importantly, do you think you and Jen would walk away with some of the same lessons?

Here’s a link to a guest post from Hayley at the Tiny Twig for you to check out, too:

Here goes my first experiment with an online book club. Looking forward to hearing from you!



  1. Just finished reading chapter one!! Gonna spend some time thinking on it but am very excited to have officially started 😀

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