Katie’s review of Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
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The Library Lady
Apr 20, 2009 01:40PM
I did not read this book, but I became aware of Julie Powell when she was blogging.
I found her to be foul mouthed, self-centered and utterly repulsive and I firmly believe Julia Child (one of my cooking goddesses) wouldn't have had time to waste on her!
That she's made money and a movie is coming)and won celebrity on Child's name infuriates me.
(last edited Jul 12, 2009 08:05AM)
Jul 12, 2009 08:04AM
I couldn't have said it any better... and I think the 2 stars I gave it was too much. :)
Jul 21, 2009 05:21PM
I totally agree. I liked the idea of trying all the recipes in the cookbook and when Julie was cooking via trial and error, she was very funny, but I got so tired of her foul mouth and her attitude. Why was she hating Republicans all the time? They seemed to tolerate her. I am just sorry that I spent money on the book and that some of it ended up in the author's pocket. I was going to seen the movie before I read the book, but no way now!
Oct 06, 2009 08:21AM
Apr 10, 2010 05:21AM
All people have flaws. The book is entertaining. Lighten up everyone!
Apr 10, 2010 10:43AM
The entire point of my review is that I
think the book was entertaining.
I hold books to high standards--there are so many amazing books out there that I don't feel the need to exaggerate/fabricate the positive in ones that don't impress me. Julie simply wasn't someone I enjoyed spending 300+ pages with.
Mar 27, 2013 03:20PM
I totally agree! Even more so after finishing the *wonderful* Julia Child memoir 'My Life in France' on audio.
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