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Jonathan’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
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Apr 23, 2008 09:34AM
Sure sure, these people are lame and the book generally sucks. But most of these books reflecting personal journals do. Most people would seem a bit lame, especially when their day to day is printed as if its worth your time to read. I blame Anne Frank. Her journal was significant. Girls everywhere wish theirs will be too.
I read this while on a diet, so I particularly enjoyed reading about the food she made. I lived vicariously through her bad diet. I gave it more stars. I will remove one, however, because I'd forgotten about the lame husband.
The book itself never developed much of a plot though, so don't worry, you didn't miss a thing.
Apr 24, 2008 12:46PM
I just like when Jonathan talks about smelling his fingers. Reminds me of the old days.
Jun 27, 2009 05:29PM
Funny review, Jonathan. It made me laugh, but has not dissuaded me from reading the book. If I make it through it, I'll come back to your review and let you know if I agree with you.
Jun 28, 2009 03:31PM
For the author's sake, I sure hope you find more to like about it than I did!
Sep 11, 2009 09:57PM
Thank you for making me laugh out loud!
Sep 27, 2009 05:07PM
I loved your review of this book. I saw the movie and it made me want to read the original Julia Child book, but not read this other one.
Sep 30, 2009 06:53AM
You didn't miss a thing by stopping half way through. I wish I had put it down, but instead I plodded along waiting for Julie to have a revelation about what a whining, miserable bitch she is, but it never came.
Funny review, and great observations about Julie's husband.
Oct 24, 2009 12:02PM
this book was eminently fun and enjoyable to read. i recommend it to any human being who enjoys reading and cooking.
Oct 24, 2009 11:23PM
Rachel wrote: "this book was eminently fun and enjoyable to read. i recommend it to any human being who enjoys reading and cooking."
That's odd. I enjoy reading and cooking, yet I found this book abysmal. I guess the only logical conclusion is that I am not a human being. Damn, I've been working under the wrong assumption for decades!
Nov 19, 2009 05:57PM
When you pick up a book "hoping it will be like" another book, you are bound to be disappointed. Every time. Next time try evaluating a book on its own merits, rather than hope for a "sequel" from a different author starting from a different premise.
Nov 20, 2009 07:58AM
I tried evaluating it for its own merits. There weren't any.
Rick wrote: "When you pick up a book "hoping it will be like" another book, you are bound to be disappointed. Every time. Next time try evaluating a book on its own merits, rather than hope for a "sequel" from ..."
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