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Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
Julie Julia My Year of Cooking Dangerously
Author: Julie Powell
Julie & Julia is the story of Julie Powell's attempt to revitalize her marriage, restore her ambition, and save her soul by cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, in a period of 365 days. The result is a masterful medley of Bridget Jones' Diary meets Like Water for Chocolate, mixed with a healthy ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316077675
ISBN-10: 0316077674
Publication Date: 7/2009
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I really enjoyed the "Julie" parts of the book. I understand why Julie Powell added the "Julia" bits to the story, but I don't actually feel that they added anything to the book. The random letter snippets didn't seem to correspond in the right places. I do understand, however, why these sections would've made great transitions in the movie itself. It just didn't play well in the book. Powell's telling of her own story was great, though. I read this book quickly as a follow-up to "My Life In France," a biography of Julia Child.