- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition (July 1 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 031604251X
- ISBN-13: 978-0316042512
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.5 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 136 g
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #209,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously Mass Market Paperback – Jul 1 2009
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"A feast, a voyage, and a marvel."―Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
"Laugh-out-loud funny."―Boston Globe
"Powell writes like a culinary Chris Rock - profane, honest, and very funny."―Seattle Times
"A really good book."―Washington Post Book World
About the Author
After spending a long, long time working as a temp, Julie Powell now writes in her pajamas at her home in Queens, New York, and occasionally serves as a butcher's apprentice.
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In the movie, I found the author to be a bit of a goody two-shoes. In the book, Julie Powell is a woman after my own heart - a little sarcastic, a little overweight, a little whiney, a little bit prone to bitchiness and temper if things don't go the way she hopes, a bit of a potty mouth. Julie needs a project - something to make up for the fact that she's in a dead end job, in a lousy apartment and in an okay marriage. So she comes up with the idea of cooking her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' and blogging about it. The book is about that year - honest, entertaining anecdotes about her marriage, her job, her friends, her cooking triumphs and failures.
In the movie, considerable attention was given to the lives of Julia Child and her husband - very little of that was included in the book (but for that you can read 'My Life in France')
Overall, I really liked this book. The idea of creating such an ambitious project - and actually staying with it and completing it - is enormously appealing to me. I would definitely recommend this one.
Those that saw the movie should note that the movie was based on TWO books, Julie & Julia (by Julie Powell) and Child's autobiography, My Life in France (written with her husband's grandnephew Alex Prud'homme). If you're looking for more information about Julia Child's life beyond some witty qutoes and basic background you should pick up the autobiography, as Julie & Julia is firmly about Julie Powell and the Julie/Julia project.
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The book is in great condition and good value as well.