Julie and Julia

Julie and Julia

My Year of Cooking Dangerously

By Julie Powell

Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316044271, 307pp.

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 version is written and directed by Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia.

Praise For Julie and Julia

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

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

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