Julie and Julia (Paperback)

My Year of Cooking Dangerously

By Julie Powell

Back Bay Books, 9780316013260, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/27/2005)
Mass Market (7/1/2009)
Hardcover (9/1/2005)
Paperback (7/1/2009)
Paperback, Chinese (10/1/2009)
Paperback (8/1/2009)

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The bestselling memoir that inspired the Nora Ephron film starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, Julia and Julia is "irresistible...Bridget Jones meets The French Chef"(Philadelphia Inquirer).

Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell reclaims her life by cooking every single recipe in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the span of one year. It's a hysterical, inconceivable redemptive journey of life rediscovered through aspics, calves' brains and crème brûlée.

"Bracingly original, Julia and Julia is clearly the work of a writer who has reclaimed her soul." --People

About the Author

After spending a long, long time working as a temp, Julie Powell no writes in her pajamas in Long Island City, Queens, where she shares a "loft" apartment with her husband Eric; their dog, Robert; their cats, Maxine, Lumi, and Cooper; and their snake, Zuzu Marlene.

Praise For Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously

"Hilarious and ferociously articulate. Powell wrote candidly and vividly about her antic adventures with Child's recipes... But perhaps more importantly, she wrote about food in a rich and raucous context, about putting pot-au-feu on the table through plumbing crises and existential desperation; about both Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom and the difficulties of finding marrow bones."
-Entertainment Weekly

"Bracingly original, JULIE & JULIA is clearly the work of a writer who has reclaimed her soul." -People

"Powell is not a domestic goddess; she's emphatically, unembarrassedly a domestic mortal. But she is also a genuinely gifted thinker and writer about food." -Time

"You don't have to like cooking or French food to enjoy the zippiness of Ms. Powell's prose or to admire the purpose of her project....And she really did change her life. Now she's a writer. A good one."
-The Wall Street Journal

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