Stefani's Reviews > Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
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Jul 27, 07

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook
Read in July, 2007

To me this is a book about finding sanity in structure. Julie doesn't know what to do with her life, so she manufactures a project...

By completing at least one new recipe a day, and blogging about it, she finds herself so consumed that she has little time to obsess about her dead-end job, and her possible infertility.

It reminds me a lot of "Rosemary Goes to the Mall," a podcast in which an art instructor makes a project of shopping from and getting a bag from every store in the Mall of America...

A pretty good read... a little embarrassing in the way that I can understand and identify with Julie. She says fuck a lot. She is sarcastic, sometimes mean...her husband is incredibly supportive, as are her friends...

It is a reflection of "us" - my friends, my urban age group...
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Merry Lewis Great comment! I think that finding structure in life was the point of the whole project. It was funny too.

Stefani Thanks...

there are so many books out there about "a year of doing x" that there must really be something to it...

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