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, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook

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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message 1: by Merry (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:16PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Merry Lewis Great comment! I think that finding structure in life was the point of the whole project. It was funny too.

message 2: by Stefani (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:16PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

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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