Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
But I read the whole thing. The rags to riches of an early blogger intrigues me. And she started a trend, right? We're all now trying to find the schtick that we can blog about so that we can write a book and hang out in our pajamas. But Julie Powell just did it to do it. And it changed her life.
I wanted to come over to her apartment and clean. Several times. I laughed out loud. Several times. The lobster chapter rang home heartily, as I remember not being able to eat lobster as a youth in Jamaica because I couldn't stand the idea that we boiled them alive. Me too, Julie. Me too.
The insertions of snippets of Julia Child's life were nice but not well-formed; they didn't really help the narrative in the way I think they were designed to but I still enjoyed getting a little glimpse and think that perhaps I should read more Julia Child.
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