Julie and Julia
365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
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The bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer) is now a major motion picture. Audiobook read by the author and value-priced!
Directed by Nora Ephron, starring Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia, the film Julie & Julia will be released by Sony Pictures on April 19, 2009.
The film is based on this bestselling memoir in which Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto.
From Publishers Weekly
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It grows on you
A character I found annoying as I don't like messy cooks, Julie grew on me as she cooked away. The secondary characters are also very funny. Powell is a light writer but can be very precise with her descriptions so the fun is in the details. And you feel glad she has found her calling at the end: there is hope for all of us.
Never thought I'd say this...
But the movie was better.
This book is definitely one of my new favorites. Powell's style of writing is hilarious and entrancing. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys cooking and doesn't mind a few "f-bombs" every now and then.