A few weeks ago, I reviewed The Jamlady Cookbook, a canning guide and recipe collection written entirely in the third person. You can read the review here, or I can summarize it for you: Jamlady is (possibly) crazy.

About a week later, I got an e-mail with a Jamlady return address. You could have knocked me over with a feather.

If I state or suggest that you are crazy, you are always welcome to speak up by emailing me.

From: Jamlady
Subject: “Jamlady is crazy.”
Date: July 18, 2009 7:04:29 PM CDT
To: fruitslinger@gmail.com

I can assure you Jamlady is not crazy. Further, Jamlady thinks you missed the point of the book — guess because you aren’t a regular at Jamlady’s markets. Jamlady is a tinkerbell who sits on Bev Alfeld’s right shoulder. Most good cooks have such an assistant. The assistant (or in Bev Alfeld’s case—Jamlady) sits on the cook’s shoulder and whispers cooking instructions and comments into the cook’s ear.