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 > Likes and Comments

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The Library Lady Thank you!

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.


message 2: by Jessica (last edited Jul 12, 2009 08:05AM) (new)

Jessica I couldn't have said it any better... and I think the 2 stars I gave it was too much. :)


message 3: by Jan (new)

Jan 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!


message 4: by Charla (new)

Charla Ditto!


message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa All people have flaws. The book is entertaining. Lighten up everyone!


message 6: by Katie (new)

Katie The entire point of my review is that I didn't 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.


message 7: by Georgie (new)

Georgie I totally agree! Even more so after finishing the *wonderful* Julia Child memoir 'My Life in France' on audio.


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