Sandy T's Reviews > 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

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
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Aug 08, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: 2009, autobiography-memoirs, didn-t-finish
Read in August, 2009

I picked this up from the library a year or so ago, and couldn't remember why I had returned it without reading it... I mean, the premise of it sounds so great! So I picked it up again, and after the first chapter, I remembered: in her attempts to be clever and witty, this girl swears like a sailor and gives us way too much information about her and her friends' sex lives...

I REALLY wanted to like this book, and was so disappointed! She was clever and witty at times, but I tell you, most of the time I found myself not caring if her Boeuf Bourguignon turned out or not!

I was about halfway through the book and had decided not to finish it when I went to see the movie with Karli yesterday. I was SO hoping it would be more "palatable" than the book was...

And it was! Darling, in fact. So do yourself a favor and just go see the movie...

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message 1: by Shelley (new)

Shelley I'm so glad the movie is better! I was looking forward to seeing it. I picked up the book My Life in France by Julia Child the other day, as I'm a huge fan of hers - and have a feeling it is much better than Julie and Julia.

message 2: by Stacy (new)

Stacy Good to know! Thanks!

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