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Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
by Julie Powell

Published: 2007-02-22
Paperback : 320 pages
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When did/how has Julia Child impacted your life?
Compare the marriages of Julie & Julia
What most surprised you about either book?
by smulcon (see profile) 10/26/09

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Book Club Recommendations

Food
by iamom05 (see profile) 05/18/10
Cook something from MtAoFC of course! We had Jalousie (sp?) and it was fantastic.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
by cpeters55 (see profile) 02/16/10
A fun idea for a book club meeting would be to cook a Julia Child master recipe such as Beef Bourguignon and watch the movie!!

Member Reviews

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  "Okay, but I just wished it would hurry up and end."by riegerd (see profile) 05/16/11

Julie is a talented writer and funny, but the content was a little boring and went on too long. I didn't think her excerps from Julia Child went well w/her book.

 
  "Too boring..."by kkhill7279 (see profile) 05/25/10

I could not stay focused, never could read more than 20 pages at one sitting, jumps around too much, no plot.

 
  "An exception to the rule.... skip this book and watch the movie!"by Khains (see profile) 05/18/10

No one in our group cared much for this book. Among those who had seen the movie, the general consensus was that the movie was better. None of us really liked Julie. The writing was pretty good, though... (read more)

 
  "An Easy, Fun read"by iamom05 (see profile) 05/18/10

I really enjoyed this book. However, I've gotta say I like the movie better. Julie isn't very likable. It lends to great discussion from "who does this kind of thing" to "What was her pur... (read more)

 
  "Not Great"by jenmcneel (see profile) 04/01/10

An interesting idea, but I couldn't get into it.

 
  "Julie and Julia"by cpeters55 (see profile) 02/16/10

I liked the book and would recommend it to book clubs. I was put off a bit by the language in the book- certainly not what Julia Child would have expected from a protege!! Overall the book was a fun... (read more)

 
  "Actually liked the movie better"by lisa3124 (see profile) 02/01/10

I read this book and then saw the movie. I never say this but I actually liked the movie better. The main character in the book came across very whiny. I didn't like her character in the book - but... (read more)

 
  "Julie & Julia"by dswiley (see profile) 01/15/10

 
  "Ho Hum! and Dull!"by dmc1230 (see profile) 11/01/09

This was a quick read but I liked Julie Powell a little less with every chapter. She was spoiled, crude, and self-pitying. By the time I read about her filthy feet I wanted to smack her and tell her... (read more)

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