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5.0 out of 5 stars Yum!, 10 April 2006
This review is from: Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (Hardcover)
I give this 5 stars for sheer enthusiasm. I bought this as a birthday present for myself and think it's just brilliant. As someone who tends to have bizarre kitchen accidents culminating in copious swearing, I guess maybe I found it comforting that someone else would admit to that. Julie is completely unpretentious in her writing -making this fairly unique among food books I've read- and makes some wonderful analogies about the dishes she is preparing. Julie & Julia is a wonderfully warm and witty book, with her enthusiasm for cooking and her friends making it a pleasure to read.
I'm surprised by the person who said it's not well-written. Sure, Julie is frank and frankly, at times, obscene. But she is, undeniably, a good writer. Her exuberance really shone through in this and I must say I found it really inspiring. It is clear at times that Julie is a relative newcomer to writing, but the thing that impressed me the most was how this slightly crazy cooking project inspired her to find and develop her unique voice. I hope she writes many more books.
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