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I wouldn't read it again, but I'm glad I stuck with Powell and finished the book.
If you are someone who believes in the sanctity of marriage, of civility, or even in simply basic respect for other human beings, this is NOT the book for you.
These people seem to think that "Cleaving" is a bad book because Julie Powell is a bad person.
I read Julie and Julia and had to know more about Julie. She was witty and snarky and hilarious. I bought Cleaving with no expectations and was completely taken aback by the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Leah D.
Understand how author was trying to use write what was going on in her life during her quest to butcher meat, however, her detailsof her intimate life overshadowed. T.M.I. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Karen Brown
What a boring waste of time. Julie Powell is a really good writer, but this book is 15% about meat, and 85% boring journal-entry-style CRAP about her relationships with men. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Awna M. Zegzdryn
this book is 9 1/2 weeks[the book;not the movie] & heat by bill buford but very badly done.
In theory, i would have loved this book if it had the insight & magic of the... Read more
I'm giving this five stars to balance many of the moronic one star reviews. It's fine if you think someone is self-obsessed, but why oh why are you reading memoir? Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Alden
I wish I had borrowed this from the library before spending money on it. I was looking forward to learning about butchery mixed in with nice personal storyline.... Read morePublished 2 months ago by bridget
Julie Powell seems to think that writing a book is an exercise in TMI followed by zero insight. While reading this book, I felt like the unpaid therapist for the hopeless, dumb... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Fabiana Pereira