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La Petite Américaine Did you read the book or see her on TV or something?


message 2: by Rachel (new)

Rachel She didn't divorce her husband, she had a bunch of affairs and documents them in her current memoir.


La Petite Américaine That's hot


La Petite Américaine That's hot


message 5: by David (new)

David absolutely hysterical review and dead on!


message 6: by Shannon (new)

Shannon After I heard that she'd done a 'no show' as a judge on a Food Network thing, I did a bit of googling on the internet. I had read the book and kind of liked it but thought the movie was far better. Julie's a frickin' train wreck (I do think the divorced happened but am not sure). Thank goodness the movie focused far more on Julia and lightened up the Julie...couldn't stand one more story about getting drunker and chain smoking!


message 7: by rivka (new)

rivka Shannon wrote: "Thank goodness the movie focused far more on Julia and lightened up the Julie."

Yeah, that was a smart choice.


Audra (Unabridged Chick) Great review as usual, La Petite -- I can't wait to see your thoughts on Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession.


message 9: by Emily (new)

Emily I used a quote from your review in my blog...
www.museofreading.blogspot.com


Let me know if this okay. If not, I shall remove!


La Petite Américaine That's awesome! Thanks for telling me. I can't wait to start reading your blog. :)


message 11: by Emily (new)

Emily La Petite Américaine wrote: "That's awesome! Thanks for telling me. I can't wait to start reading your blog. :)"


I'd love for you to! Thanks for your permission. :)


message 12: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Julie Powell is too disgusting for words.. I would not give this book even one star. Zero stars, that's what. When I found this book too tough to choke down, I threw it in the charity bin, although maybe that's not a good idea as it belongs in the garbage.


La Petite Américaine Thank goodness tou didn't read her followup book "Cleaving." It's horrid.


message 14: by Ani (new)

Ani I really enjoy your comments:) Right to the point, with a brilliant sense of humor... Waiting for the next one:)


La Petite Américaine Thank you, Ani!


message 16: by Edward (new)

Edward Waverley You are very funny and deserve many accolades for your humor! I cracked up. Would never have gone near this idiotic book with a ten foot pole anyway, but reading your demolition of it was highly enjoyable.


message 17: by KJ (new)

KJ I haven't even read this book (and now probably won't) but your review had me cracking up! You are a really fun/witty/interesting writer!


message 18: by Mehvish (new)

Mehvish LOL. Great review! And in my opinion, the movie was WAY BETTER than the book!


La Petite Américaine Mehvish wrote: "LOL. Great review! And in my opinion, the movie was WAY BETTER than the book!"

See, that's how you know a book truly sucks: when the movie is better.


message 20: by Laniec (new)

Laniec Loved your review. Very funny.


message 21: by La Petite Américaine (last edited Jul 05, 2014 07:30PM) (new)

La Petite Américaine Maybe you ought to read the review again. I said the book wasn't bad and that the author was horrid.

What I can't stand is people new to goodreads who, in looking to promote their blog, leave comments on my reviews. You're basically trying to get someone else to do the work for you, Eva.


message 22: by Bob (new)

Bob My wife made me go to the movie with her. It was really awful.


La Petite Américaine Much like we tolerated the book for Julia Child, most people tolerated the movie for Meryl Streep, I guess?


message 24: by Bob (new)

Bob That is the only Meryl Streep movie that I did not like very much. This surprised me.


La Petite Américaine @Bob: Not every movie she makes is great, but she's great in every movie she makes. :) Or something.


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