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When we first meet Julie, she's a frustrated temp-to-perm secretary who slaves away at a thankless job, only to return to an equally demoralizing apartment in the outer boroughs of Manhattan each evening. At the urging of Eric, her devoted and slightly geeky husband, she decides to start a blog that will chronicle what she dubs the "Julie/Julia Project." What follows is a year of butter-drenched meals that will both necessitate the wearing of an unbearably uncomfortable girdle on the hottest night of the year, as well as the realization that life is what you make of it and joy is not as impossible a quest as it may seem, even when it's -10 degrees out and your pipes are frozen.
Powell is a natural when it comes to connecting with her readers, which is probably why her blog generated so much buzz, both from readers and media alike. And while her self-deprecating sense of humor can sometimes dissolve into whininess, she never really loses her edge, or her sense of purpose. Even on day 365, she's working her way through Mayonnaise Collee and ending the evening "back exactly where we started--just Eric and me, three cats and Buffy...sitting on a couch in the outer boroughs, eating, with Julia chortling alongside us...."
Inspired and encouraging, Julie and Julia is a unique opportunity to join one woman's attempt to change her life, and have a laugh, or ten, along the way. --Gisele Toueg --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was really a disgusting book. After viewing the movie innumerable times (which I loved!!!) decided to read the book. Read morePublished 6 days ago by peggy
I really enjoyed this book even though it wasn't at all what I expected. I thought it would be a cutesy book comparing Julia Child to the author as they cooked the same food. Read morePublished 20 days ago by SPassera
This was a very good and creative idea that would have made a better book if the author had completely left out comments about her friends' drinking, partying and their love and... Read morePublished 28 days ago by M. M.
Great movie. Get it and enjoy it. But don't be surprised that you go out and buy Julia Child's book.Published 1 month ago by JoAnne A. Bailey
Good book, arrived in perfect condition, purchased for a friend that spent her first married year (back in the 70's cooking a different meal every night! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sewmama
The language in this book is raunchy, but I had really liked the way Julie portrayed her husband. I especially like when she felt "so married" about 1/2 way through the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joan
i guess because I watched the movie first, and that was really very well made that the book was nothing at all that I thought it would be. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hilda Serna
Julie Powell is sarcastic, right to the point, and has a tendency not to sugar-coat anything unless she is cooking. Fantastic, candid, page-turner.Published 3 months ago by Shannon Guimond
Julie has the opportunity to explore how cooking or one cook book by Julia Child, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, can redeem her banal life as a secretarial temp, as well as... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jonil