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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.
A classic. Glad I was able to find it at a reasonable price on Prime.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think I am just too old to read a book that has the Fbomb as every other word just about. You lose the story.
Too bad - the movie was cute
Boy, was this book a surprise. I heard that the movie was enjoyable so I thought the book would be as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Barbara Meyer
Truly enjoyed this -- the movie and the book. Made me really appreciate the funny lady I used to watch on TV when I was a girl.Published 4 months ago by dks
I would not recommend this book. I had watched the movie and found the story line to be inspiring. The book however is the furthest thing from an inspiration. Read morePublished 4 months ago by AmberLynn