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These people seem to think that "Cleaving" is a bad book because Julie Powell is a bad person.
I actually found the butchering parts to be rather interesting and, ultimately, it was the quality of her writing that made it possible for me to finish this book.
I mean, I understand the obsession you went through (it never will go away... just sit in the back of your head as something "stupid" that you did in your past).
If you were a fan of Julie Powell's first book, "Julie and Julia...", do yourself a favor and you DO NOT read this book. Ms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Campbell
A brutally honest memoir. I don't think you should read this if you are looking for another J&J. If you want a meatier, bloodier version of eat pray love? This is your book.Published 3 months ago by K.Sweazea
Ugh. I gave the horrid thing away to be cut up for an art project... At least this way something good may come of it.Published 3 months ago by strange angel
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 4 months ago by Leah Bookin
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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months ago by D. Alden