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Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
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Jun 10, 2009

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bookshelves: 52-books-in-52-weeks-2009, foodie-books, memoirs
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I was a little disappointed by this book, but overall it was okay (if that makes sense).

What skeeved me out is the author's repeated mentions about how dirty her apartment was including cat hair & maggots in the kitchen. Her friends are braver than I am, but I wouldn't eat anything she made in a place that sounds like this. In addition, she had camera crews, TV interviewers, & a food critic at her house with it in a similar condition. I would have hoped that she could at least have hired someone to clean if she detested it that much. The repeated mentions of filth sort of detracted from the rest of the book for me. =(
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Julie Powell
“But hard bitten cynicism leaves one feeling peevish, and too much of it can do lasting damage to your heart.”
Julie Powell, Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously

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06/07/2009 page 207

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Dorothy My thoughts exactly!

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