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A Julie And Julia Book Review

Updated on September 2, 2021
Julie & Julia
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What Are People Saying About The Julie and Julia Book?

When I picked this book from the library on our cruise vacation in the summer of 2009, I could not put it down. That is, until I was forced to return it to the library before we disembarked from our ship. On this page you will find a review of the book and more including information about what other people are saying about the Julie and Julia book.

New hardcover copies have been hard to come by although that appears to be changing as the immense interest in this book drops off. If you want one, you may or may not have to pay a premium for it. However, you do have other options if you want to read the book. You can read it in paperback, listen to it in audiobook form or download it for your Kindle.

Before we get started, let's take a little poll. Have you read Julie & Julia?

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Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia

The Julie/Julia Project

Nobody here but us servantless American cooks...

"Government drone by day, renegade foodie by night. Too old for theatre, too young for children, and too bitter for anything else, Julie Powell was looking for a challenge. And in the Julie/Julia project she found it. Risking her marriage, her job, and her cats' well-being, she has signed on for a deranged assignment.

365 days. 536 recipes. One girl and a crappy outer borough kitchen.

How far will it go? We can only wait. And wait. And wait...

The Julie/Julia Project. Coming soon to a computer terminal near you."

~~ Julia Powell

Sunday, August 25, 2002

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen 1ST EDITION Hardcover Book

Unfortunately, I sold my first edition hardcover copy of Julie and Julia before it was a sought after title. This is the original book and title which was published on January 1, 2005.

Name Change

The original title of this book was Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen and it was published by Little, Brown in 2005. The paperback version of the book was called Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously and was published by Back Bay Books in 2006. Why in the world did they change the name of the original book? I have no idea, do you?

Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia

Julie and Julia, My Year of Cooking Dangerously

The Mass Market Paperback Version

This is the version of the book that I own NOW since I was silly enough to sell my hardcover copy on eBay and now hardcover versions are harder to come by! Personally, I much preferred the hardcover version!

"Both home cooks and devotees of Bridget Jones-style dishing will be caught up in Powell's funny, sharp-tongued but generous writing." - Sarah Chalfant, Publishers Weekly

"The tougher the shopping and cooking assignment, the more sensual the experience, as Powell discovers incredible determination and hidden talents in cooking, writing, and living. This is a joyful, humorous account of one woman's efforts to find meaning in her life." - Booklist

"Powell is a talented, funny writer...

Julie & Julia [is] a touching, sometimes

stomach-turning and overall delicious read."

~~ Johanna Bates, BUST

"This is an engaging, intelligent, and funny story of a young woman who takes on a self-imposed challenge of cooking her way through Julia Child's classic, Mastering The Art of French Cooking. It made me laugh out loud. If you've ever been accused of being too hard on yourself, whether or not you're interested in French cooking, you'll love Julie, and gain a warm acceptance for the Julie in you." ~~ Chapters

Julie and Julia, Abridged Audiobook on CD

Available through private sellers on Amazon.

Interview with Julie & Julia Author, Julie Powell

"On the eve of my thirtieth birthday, stuck in a dead-end secretarial job, living in a hideous apartment in Long Island City, Queens, and dreading what seemed like a life of terminal mediocrity, I came up with a panicked notion - to cook through all 524 recipes of Julia Child's Mastering The Art of French Cooking, in a year, and blog about it. Julie and Julia describes my efforts to hold on to my job, marriage, and sanity while blazing a nonsensical trail toward fulfillment, with Julia leading the way." - Julie Powell

Julie & Julia [Blu-ray]
Julie & Julia [Blu-ray]
If you are reading the book, you won't want to miss the movie!

The Folks At Goodreads Review Julie & Julia

"Although I have Vol. One & Two of MtAoFC, I would never have considered doing what Julie Powell did much less in one year. Loved reading about her, her husband and friends and the considerable trials she went through! Her honesty was at once appalling and refreshing." ~~ Diane

"I loved this laugh out loud book! I can't wait for the movie to come out, although I'm sure it won't do the book justice." ~~ Vanessa

"Julie & Julia was funny. Really funny. I don't usually do a lot of laughing out loud at books, and I did so several times with this one. I appreciated how candid Julie is in her writing. She writes frankly about things - wearing a corset to fit into some of her clothes, kind of enjoying killing lobsters, her sex life - that others may have omitted. It was refreshing, hopeful, and cute." ~~ Noisy Penguin

A Live Interview with Julie Powell

By Christopher Lydon

"A woman and her life undercover of her cookbook cooking all the recipes in Julia Child's cookbook for the blog, Julie and Julia." ~~ Christopher Lydon

(Listen to the complete live interview with Julie Powell by clicking right here.)

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If You Liked This Book, You Might Want To Read Julie Powell's New Book, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession - Cleaving has not been released yet b

Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
"Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do--until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING.Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs--tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world--from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart." ~~ Amazon

"I like the idea," she said to me, "that eating well is a universal right, and that you can do it in the midst of the daily Hell that most of us live, especially when you live in an outer borough of New York City."

~~ Julia Powell


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