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Book Review: The Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger

The Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger: The Inside Story of California's First Drive-Through and How it Became a Beloved Cultural IconThe Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger: The Inside Story of California’s First Drive-Through and How it Became a Beloved Cultural Icon by Lynsi Snyder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you like reading about the birth and growth of a successful business, author Lynsi Snyder, the current president of In-N-Out, shares her company’s entire history – which is tightly bound with her own family’s personal history.

If you’re fascinated by the ins and outs (see what I did there) of the work it takes to run one of the world’s most beloved burger joints, you’ll be gratified by the level of detail included.

If you struggle with your life and your faith, you may take hope and find a like mind in Lynsi’s unflinchingly honest sharing of her own and her family’s struggles to live good, healthy lives and stay in tune with God.

If you’re looking for a fast paced, dramatic Hollywood-style story of a family’s rise to fame… you’ll probably not find it here. This book is extremely factual, meticulously chronicling the company, and the history of the people who created and grew In-N-Out into what it is today. There are those who appreciate this level of detail, and there are those who might find it dry. Only you know what you like, so choose accordingly. I grew up in Southern California, not far from where the first In-N-Out opened, so that brought a feeling of familiarity to my reading, which definitely enhanced the book for me.

Beyond being a book written for a general audience, a copy of this book should be given to every In-N-Out employee. A copy should, of course, be added to the company’s historical records as well.

Now, I’ll just take another sip of coffee from my In-N-Out mug and go back to wishing for the ability to order a double double in Michigan, where I now live. Maybe someday!

My thanks to author Lynsi Snyder, Nelson Books, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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