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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.
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 14 days 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 1 month ago by jonil
What a great book this could have been if it weren't for Julie Powell writing it (and if it had a good editor insisting she clean it up with all the unnecessary and annoying and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bohemian Bon Vivant
I loved the movie. I bought the book when I was in the mood for an entertaining book and thought it would be a good read for a foodie. I am so disapointed in this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by New Yorker
I saw the movie based on this book long after it came out, and thought it was charming and fun. Of course I ran right out and bought this book and one of Julia Child's cookbooks... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Songy2
I hate cooking. There, I said it. And Julie convinced me I am right to hate it. She suffered every kitchen nightmare imaginable and told it with self effacing humor. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rayna
What an interesting and enriching book! And the recipes are magnificent! Yes, they are Julia Child's cooked by a modern coed in her New York kitchen. Delightful. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cosmic Giggle
I was surprised to see how low this book was rated. I thought the book was very funny and entertaining. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jan
Very well done Julie. A year well spent in getting to where you want to be. But on such a lot if dishes!!!!Published 5 months ago by Anne Griffin