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I've started reading Julie and Julia by: Julie Powell. I haven't seen the movie yet--I'm one of those who likes to attempt at reading the book before seeing a film. Anyone else interested in reading it with me and discussing?
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I just requested it from my library - it might be a few days, but I'd love to read and discuss.

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I got the book for Christmas. I have not seen the movie.
Happy to discuss things.
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and I thought it was great......so I won't spoil anything for you.

I also saw the movie afterward, and for the first time EVER, I actually thought a movie actually matched the book really well. They didn't deviate from the book hardly at all.

I love the fact that Julie was frustrated with her job and decided to take on this challenge and has now become a famous writer.

It gives us all hope, I guess
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I also have finished it. I live in Japan and know many people who love all things French. The two cultures share many similarities. Mostly in the food arena.

I would like to try some recipes. Will have to do a you tube search of Julia's show I have vague memories of watching it on PBS.

I am also in the ranks of *does she really need to use the F word so much*.

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Yes, movie and book are delightfully similar. Yay! The book and the movie made me laugh at loud and even my dh enjoyed them.
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I picked it up at my library and I loved it. I then read a Julia child bio after. I thought it was a really fun book to read.
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I started reading it last year but never got passed the first chapter. I really didn't like the author at all. I did watch the movie and enjoyed it, got a big laugh when her husband called her self centered.
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a warning to those who liked or want to like this book. you may want to avoid the sequel. unfortunately i borrowed both from the library at the same time and sequel was so nauseating i lost any appetite i might have had for the book that made her famous in the first place.
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a warning to those who liked or want to like this book. you may want to avoid the sequel. unfortunately i borrowed both from the library at the same time and sequel was so nauseating i lost any appetite i might have had for the book that made her famous in the first place.


I totally agree with this. Julie & Julia was a great read, but her second book just TANKED. Nauseating is definitely the correct word for how it made me feel. The author is so self-centered, and has such a lack of respect and regard for the people that she supposedly cares about that it's sickening. To the point where I was starting to wonder if she doesn't suffer from some kind of serious personality disorder by the end of it. Huge disappointment after JJ and what I was hoping was a promising new author to keep track of. 

 


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