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Andrea’s review of Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
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Jul 16, 2009 04:56PM
Let me know what you think of this. I might have to read this one.
Jul 17, 2009 08:36AM
I am not through half of it yet, but I would say, skip it. It's a bit self-absorbed for me. Also, I didn't realize that this is her second memoir based on her "project." I find the project itself fascinating and think I should have picked up her first book based more on the cooking experience and her, blog, I believe. Seems like it might be one of those "the movie is better than the book." I am much more tolerant of movie lite than I am of lit lite. For movies, entertainment is good. For reading, I want experience, insight, MEAT. :-)
Jul 22, 2009 06:20AM
Thank you for the sagaciousness review. I think I will pass on the book!
Jul 24, 2009 04:51AM
I read her 1st book after reading "My Life In France", Julia Child's autobiography. I just loved that book and couldn't get enough of Julia Child, so picked up Julie's 1st book. I read that Julia Child refused to meet with Julie. Self-absored came to my mind and wondered about Julie's real motivation in writing a blog and book. I'm wondering how Julia Child would feel about the movie. Read "My Life in France". It's a book about a real heroine in my mind. Julie Child is awesome.
Jul 24, 2009 09:29AM
Thanks, Mary Jo, for the recommendation. I have put it on my to-read list! I also found out that there is no "first book" and "second book", so if you read the first book already, you read this same one as I did. I guess they just re-released the book because of the upcoming movie, but they also changed the subtitle, so at initial glance, it looks like it a second book. Tricky, hmmm??? Again, thanks for the recommendation. I look forward to My Life in France!
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