Julie and Julia

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Julie and Julia

My Year of Cooking Dangerously

By Julie Powell

Little Brown and Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780316042512, 362pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009

Julie & Julia, the bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of "Bridget Jones" meets "The French Chef"" ("Philadelphia Inquirer"), is now a major motion picture. 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. The film is written and directed by Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia.

About the Author
After spending a long, long time working as a temp, Julie Powell now writes in her pajamas at her home in Queens, New York, and occasionally serves as a butcher's apprentice.

Praise For Julie and Julia

"A feast, a voyage, and a marvel."

"Laugh-out-loud funny."
-Boston Globe

"Powell writes like a culinary Chris Rock - profane, honest, and very funny."
-Seattle Times

"A really good book."
-Washington Post Book World