Thursday, August 06, 2009

I love this

So, last night I went to a screening where I expected to get beaten up by Judith Jones and/or Ruth Reichl, but instead had incredibly kind words spoken to me by Sara Moulton. And today, a journalist has come rallying to my defense here.

It's so sweet - I love it! But little does Jennie know, I have been successful at almost completely ignoring the haters. I haven't googled myself in weeks, I tell you, WEEKS!


Blogger Jennifer said...

What a lovely article! And how inspiring it must be to find that your feelings are that of thousands of other women. We are beautifully imperfect and astoundingly strong and delicate. :)

10:05 AM  
Blogger Alesia Holliday said...

Congratulations! And ignore the haters forever (sour grapes, much?) and quit googling yourself forever. (No Amazon reviews,either! Trust me, that way lies madness.) Bought your book and Julia's book last night and wish you boatloads of success!!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Amelia said...

Here are some coming to your defense as well!

The haters got told off!

Good for you Julie!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Amelia said...


10:18 AM  
Blogger A Scattering said...

I have your book and intend to read it before I see the movie. I want to read about the real you before I see the sanitized you on screen. One of the biggest "Aha!" moments in my life was when I learned my maternal grandmother, who died before I was born, cursed a lot - as I do. I gave me a sense of connection with her. She was also revered by friends and her children so a bit of blue air doesn't seem to have done her memory any harm. Wishing you great luck with all future endeavours!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Relaxed Cat said...

good for you!!! if they don't like you, they're either jealous or sanctimonious morons: unworthy of attention either way.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Bob & Titi Nutt said...

I finished your book (loved it) before the movie premier on Friday. My only hope is that they don't sanitize your character-boo. When I read your book your character actually reminds me of my 20 y.o. daughter who for some reason was born w/a sailor's mouth. In a wierd way she is so endearing as are you. Thank you for your book. PS-On the grounds of maybe sounding redundant how about MtAoFC II? Yes? Don't Hate.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I finished your book yesterday and intend to go back through to re-read passages and pages I marked along the way. The book is one of my favorite reads. I saw you speak at the Texas Conference for Women here in Austin a couple of years ago and have been inspired ever since! Enjoy the success :) My neighbor and I are going to see the movie this weekend then going shopping at Williams-Sonoma.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i loved your book and after being asked to review the movie plus a few donation events at the national museum of american history, i wrote this:

10:47 AM  
Blogger sunshyne76 said...

I loved the book too and did my own review of it here on blogger. I am just hoping that the movie is still playing in my area on August 16th! I am taking like 40 of my foodies (I run a foodies group) to see the movie!!!

11:09 AM  
Blogger Edible Odyssey said...

Some people are just too idle. How anyone could even think of dissing you is beyond me. You are beyond fabulous and deserve every bit of success and fun that comes your way. Kudos to you! Going to a screening tonight and have been waiting ages to see this film. Big hugs from California.

11:30 AM  
Blogger O'Reilly said...

I've been enjoying the press and even the critics writing about the movie. I have the luxury of not being portrayed in it so it's not personal to me. I like the article and the photo in Jennie Yabroff's piece, both are flattering. Best!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

This is my first time on your blog even though of heard of it and your book for some time now. I just started my food blog back in May but I have "met" some wonderful people and tried some fantastic recipes through this process. What a great idea with your Julie/Julia project. Congratulations on your book and movie. I'm going to read the book and see the movie. Best of luck to you.

12:17 PM  
Blogger suziep said...

Julie, one of the things I love most about your book is your true character and genuine nature. Any one who chooses to question this probably should do some of their own self-reflection. Stay brave and follow your heart and keep loving your wonderful soul-mate. The only thing that matters is that you know yourself and love yourself flaws and all. :)

12:35 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

I love what you have done! I started cooking after turning 30 and let me tell you, it's my escape and I recently was inspired by you to start blogging about it. I think your fabulous. Congrats.


12:37 PM  
Blogger SociallyGreen said...

i'm halfway through it and love it. even the "F-bombs" :) i'll be there tomorrow with my boyfriend to see it on the big screen. i can't wait!!!!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Julie! I read through your entire project six months ago, read the book over my honeymoon last week, and plan on seeing the movie very soon.

You have a wonderful voice and I'm happy to be a fan.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your book is delightful and, though I admit putting off reading it and your blog for a few years because of Julia Child's response to your project, I devoured it in a day and loved every bit. It has given me a new appreciation for life and gimlets (although I prefer mine with gin)--keep writing!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Robert Crane said...

julie, you worry too much. go and google yourself already. look, i googled for you.

+"julie powell" +evil (38,100 hits)
+"julie powell" +good (91,100 hits)
+"julia childs" +good (23,000 hits)

ya see, the good julie powell is killing the evil julie powell and slaughtering the good julia childs.

okay so the evil hits climbed by 500 in a minute and the good hits dropped 300. i don't think it means anything. besides you have plenty of buffer for a few bad news cycles. your like obama for chrissakes.

hope this makes your day!

now google yourself into a buttery stupor!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Julie Powell said...

You're fucking adorable. Thanks!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Kristen - Dine & Dish said...

Who knows why anyone would spend their energy hating you... they are just jealous!
Can't wait to see the movie. Hope you are having fun with it all!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Mona said...

i'm writing something similar to this piece for abc news (bummed they got to it first) and it was the first thing i read this morning. glad you found it. would you be available for a comment, julie? or anything for my story? what is your response to virginia willis' comments?

"But good grief, people who don’t know how to begin to roast a ding dang chicken without following a recipe can be our new, ahem, food experts? This makes me a bit sad and more than a bit aggravated."

outrageous if you ask me but i'll play the impartial journalist;)

1:59 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Whoa, I had no idea you were coming under fire like that - SO unjustified! Your writing ROCKS (I have read "J & J" four times now)! You just keep writing, keep ignoring all that negative stuff out there and remember that you have a huge fan base! Congrats on the movie - it's all the buzz in our food community here in Atlanta. Looking forward to your upcoming book!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Wil said...

Hi Julie. My name is Wilsimara. I'm from Brazil and I've been living here for 3 years (in Astoria). I'm incredibly happy to write to you. Since I moved to this country a got filled with a lot of different feelings like sadness, loneliness and craziness!!! The job that I don't like. A boyfriend that loves me. I was totally lost in life when I found your book online in a brazilian book store. Actually I was looking for a big old traditional cook book to make something different to my boyfriend (the reason that I've moved). Asked my mother to send me the book and I've read the book in a week which is a record for me.
I thought that I could do something like you to change my life but it didn't work. The story looks like mine in a lot of ways. There's so much about me here. I believe that everyone will see their image on the screen. To condense the whole story I'm happy now. I do still with my boyfriend, with my 2 cats and looking for something to make life different. We've decided to back to our country next year. When I found out about the movie I had a thought about you. "She's my friend. I know her. I know her story. She lives close to me." :)
I am sooo happy and proud of you. I can't even believe that you're going to read this because you may be very busy.
Thanks a lot for making a huge difference in my life. I will never forget your story. And I will be at the theater tomorrow. Probably crying!!! Best wishes!!
I'm sorry my poor English!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Rajesh &Shankari said...

Julie! Julie! I had so much watching the movie last night ( I scored some free preview tickets) I was laughing my ass off and the lady next to me was not very happy, but I was there to enjoy..right?

I am a food blogger (lazy) and a cooking instructor- what a joy to watch the movie..I get excited reading comments too

3:54 PM  
Blogger U12mom said...

congrats...I loved the book...haven't seen the movie yet but plan on it. Usually I like the books better.

you've inspired my daughter (she's just heard me rave about the book)...this 13 yr old aspiring baker asked me if I could amazon a book for her (yes, amazon is now a verb)..."Beard on Bread". Surprised that I actually knew who he was..." but mom, he's awesome...I think I can do a Julie/Julia on his book"...

all the best, keep writing and sharing your incredible gift for making us be there with you.

have fun with this! you deserve it!!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignore the haters! There will be and are a lot of people coming to your defense these days. Not everyone in the "foodie community" is a stuck up snotty stuck-on-themselves chef who thinks themself better than the homecook. Being a "foodie" isn't knowing how to make the latest and greatest froo froo dish . . .it's being in love with food and persevering in the kitchen. It's therapy and can be life changing.

I just started "the book" tonight and can't put it down--well except to come on here and read your blog. :) I'm seeing the movie early next week and wanted to get "the real story" before I saw the movie. You go girl!

6:32 PM  
Blogger ste-pha-nie said...

You rock. Because of you I can't wait to make boeuf bourguignon for the first time ever. Not because of Ruth, or Judith... that's for sure. Not even because of Julia Childs - but because You have made me believe that I CAN!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Hey Julie - I have just started a blog and thought you might want to read my latest post -- about the time I cooked for Julia!


8:00 PM  
Blogger Mid Century Pink said...

That's right!!! Forget the haters!!! People totally take themselves (and the world) much to seriously... I read your book and LOVED it. I'm so excited for the movie I can hardly stand it! I'm sure the movie is going to do well!!!!! Wishing you much success!!!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Orlando Food Blog said...

just checked out the film tonight at a screening and i loved it! i wonder what your net project will be?

8:16 PM  
Blogger j said...

Congratulations! My daughter wants to see the movie however I think we'll read the book first.

No idea who the haters are - my first visit to your blog I'm afraid - but it really is best to ignore them. Your best defense is a smile (burns 'em up)!

8:42 PM  
Blogger life sucks said...

Just left the preview of the movie. Awesome. i was left a little sad that you never got to meet Julia and that she didn't get to understand how wonderful she was in your eyes. you made her seem like such a delight. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try that first recipe. :)

9:29 PM  
Blogger Timothy Deer said...

I find it so odd that people think the ommission of the affair in the movie is "suspicious" - as it DIDN'T HAPPEN DURING THE J&J PERIOD. Why would it be in the movie? It isn't in the book! People are so ignorant sometimes.

9:38 PM  
Blogger .jenni p. said...

I'm in the middle of reading julie/julia and i love it! cannot put it down! it's makes my laugh out loud (even in my quiet office on a lunch break hahaha)it is so cute. i can't wait to finish the book and then go see the movie. you have a way with words!

11:55 PM  
Blogger cherry said...


Congratulations! Good idea not to google yourself anymore. Not everyone in blogland is down on you. I'm doing my part. I loved the movie, and will buy the book (S). As we liked to say to each other in book club, "You are a writer!" Thanks for your honest writing.

1:54 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I hope this isn't too weird, but I saw a midnight showing of the movie with my mom and we absolutely loved it!!!

Congrats.. really!!!

I will def.. be a follower. :)

3:09 AM  
Blogger Ed Breaux said...


Saw the Pittsburgh screening last night. You are incredible in a very human, down-to-earth way, as comfirmed by your recent blogging here.

I'm glad the referenced article states what Nora's lusciously romanticized movie doesn't state: That what make you so accessible is that you are just like everybody else--only you did something about it to get meaning in your life!

Julie, I hope you take time to read this comment from a humble reader. This could be yet another turning point in your life, like your "Days to Go: 365" day.

I'm working with the Pittsburgh community on a project tied to the G-20 Summit. The Pittsburgh business community would like to spread the word that everybody can deal with the economic crisis by using 21st century tools and taking a personal stand.

We'll offer some tools to make the business world further accessible to the masses, but basically, people will say, "I don't think it's as easy as you make it sound."

Julie, you are now an icon in the world, a symbol of what is possible. Your openness and honesty mean that you are a meaningful and believable icon.

Just as you had know idea of what was possible, until it all happened, I'd like you to explore (modestly, but with a sense of awe) how you might be the woman who changes the world. Certainly there are others, just like you, that we'll never know about. But you arose at a time in history when you were most needed. Are you ready to serve this exciting, but challenging, role?

E-mail me if interested. I won't ask much of you right now to get started.

Ed Breaux
Pittsburgh Pioneers

4:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear JUlie,
Hi My name is Devin and I am 14 years old. I think that You are an inspiration to everyone and today I might buy your book because from reading your original blog the book must be really good. I also want to see the movie because it looks really funny. well i Just wanted to say hi, thanks for your time ,bye

5:48 AM  
Blogger Tanya Willis Anderson said...

Reading your book now and eager to see the movie. Your book is making me hungry!!!


5:50 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

It is great to see someone who enjoys writing for the right reasons find success. It gives the rest of us a little hope.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Gohogsgirl said...

LOVED the article! Julie - the "haters" can just fuck off - they are all probably neo-nazi conservative fascists... why am I such a freakshow about defending you? Because I am a cook - not chef because I never went to school, but cooking professionally is something that I have done, and been successful - I thought I knew pretty much anything (except how to blow sugar and sculpt ice) UNTIL I bought MtAoFC... All I've been able to make so far is scrambled eggs... scrambled fucking eggs! I felt naked at the stove. Seriously - what you did - for our generation and for anyone who needs a project was/is amazing!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Wanderlusting said...

It's a shame all the movie reviews I am reading are looking down on your role in the movie.

They make you seem whiny, narcissistic and selfish. A brat, if you will. I don't know if that's the screenwriter's fault and I don't know if it is your character or not - and even if it is, so what?

But I will's a blog! Blogs are supposed to be's about YOUR journey to finding yourself and the meaning in your life. Hell, I hear comments all the time about how "self-involved" my blog is...well, duh - it's about me! Of course it is self-involved. If people don't like reading about ME or YOU then they can go read something else.

Lots of people out there who don't "get" blogging, don't get that part and I think that's the only reason why critics are having fault with your role in the film. They just don't get it.

Don't worry...your readers and other bloggers do get it and we all know where you are coming from. And if any other bloggers (or writers) say otherwise, then they are just jealous and dealing with it in a stupid way.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Julie, I have never understood why jealousy drive people to nastiness when it ought to be a motivating force. Enjoy your successes!

7:55 PM  
Blogger PretenderNX01 said...

Juile, I saw you movie last night in a packed house! Everyone seemed to enjoy every bit of it.

While reviewers may not care for your part of the story, let's face it- without your interest in cooking your way thru MtAoFC there wouldn't be this much interest in Julia Child.

Much of the public has only remembered her as a sketch or a joke. With out you, the mass public wouldn't know what a treasure and influence she was. Your interest in her cooking became our interest in it as well

Without your blog there would be no "Julie and Julia" movie. And without the Julie part of the equation there wouldn't be the mass interest in Julia Child.

Now it's plainly obvious why the foodie-supremacists hate you. Jealousy. They have never been and will never be as influential over public opinion as your little blog became.

The very idea that some imperfect nobody without formal training can cook her way through a cookbook frightens the magazines who prefer to perpetuate an elitist quality to being able to enjoy food.

5:09 AM  
Blogger laurasbestrecipes said...

What could the haters possibly be hating? Such a waste of energy.... All I can say is congratulations... and good for you! Enjoy the glory and continue to ignore the haters... and most of all keep cooking! I can't wait to see the movie!

Best wishes with wherever life leads you next!

Fellow blogger....


10:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Loved the movie..just saw it today. Hip Hip hurray for you. Keep on writing. Now, I must go dry some meat!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

BTW...I still get a thrill if even one person comments on my food blog...and that's all it is. :)

4:33 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

My daughter and I just saw your movie. It began at 4:20pm in a multiplex mall theater with quite a few people in attendance. Throughout the 2hrs, which flew right by, it was obvious that everyone there loved the movie.

That meant, of course, that I had to look up your blog as soon as I got home.

Now I'll have to read your book :~)


4:47 PM  
Blogger Food, she thought. said...


I am a huge fan. Have read your book & listened to the audio version twice (I drive for a living). Tonight, I am dragging my husband to see the film ( well, he's coming happily). As a food blogger myself, I know loads of other food bloggers who also adored reading your struggles and your triumphs. There are also quite a few that bristle at your characterization of food bloggers as "clannish and slightly evil". This quote unhappily surprised me, but I am trying to get past it in order to continue to enjoy your work.

BTW, the 8 pm showing of J&J at the Arclight (best theater in LA is sold out. Thought you'd be thrilled!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Tanya Willis Anderson said...

Hi Julie,
I saw the movie today and it was wonderful. A must own when it comes to DVD. Excellent. Now to finish your book....

I was disappointed that you never got to meet Julia Child. Was she really upset by your project, as the movie let on?


7:03 PM  
Blogger elizabeth.speck said...

I've been reading the reviews of J&J and I think the criticism of you is really unfair. At least for my generation (I'm 32), you really made Julia relevant again. The only thing I really knew about Julia Child before I read your book was that she was the host of my least favorite of the public television cooking shows that my Dad watched! Not only was your experiment fun and interesting to read about, but you've done a great service by bringing Julia Child to a whole new audience (but you probably hear this all the time)...

7:10 PM  
Blogger Rich Mom, Rich Dad. Poor Mom, Poor Dad. said...

Ok.. you are awesome!!!!

(Seriously not psycho) but I just finished your book and loved every bit of it. I can see how some uptight people would be, um, haters over you. They are mean. OMG, I am cussing, screaming, fanatical, psychotic (at times) democrat! LOL. I called my sister when I was about half way through the book and gave her a quick run down and she said "What the fuck? Are you reading about yourself?" Awesome.

I send all the positive, successful vibes your way.

Thanks for the good reading, the giggles and me feeling not so bad about my foul mouth and bad attitude :)

9:49 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Sara Moulton is the sweetest little thing. Really sweet and REALLY little. lol.

I use to work on her Cooking Live show. Ah, the good ol' days.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

This has nothing to do with your current blog...we just wanted to thank you for making a difference with your blog, book and now the movie (Julie and Julia)! great film. We were so inspired that we came home and made bifteck hache a la lyonnaise...fabulous!
Thank you Julie and Julia.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Barbara Jacksier said...

The critics are absolutely wrong! Maybe it's cause I'm a blogger (with a book) but the parts of the movie about you were my favorite parts. Keep ignoring the naysayers and keep coooking.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Italian Country Cooking said...

Ciao Julie,

Sei brava. I loved your movie. My wife and I saw it today. I give you alot of credit for hanging in there. Most people want others to fail. I guess it's the ugly side of human nature. I am grateful that you succeeded because you have and will inspire people to live their dreams. Good luck in the future. If you are ever in Italy let me know. We would love to have you come to one of our cooking classes.
Ci vediamo,

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently reading your blog from back in 2003, and I agree with that reporter that the blog was definitely more about you being funny and witty with the writing than the food itself. People will always try to poke holes in other peoples' success when they're jealous. And hey, you worked hard! Thanks for hours of entertainment.

10:38 PM  
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11:56 PM  
Blogger Matthewfw said...

my gosh, just saw the movie and met Julie. Amy Adams and Nora were cute and wholesome, but would either of them "jump on a bar to down a couple of shots" I doubt it!! Julie on the other hand, just a wild guess here.....
Julie is not a chef, but she can cook. Where is the harm in that, and write? She has a great voice and undertook a project that certainly brought out lots of "Passion" in herself and personal growth. KUDOS'S to her for her work.
She is not the one to be blamed for the movie nor how Amy plays the real Julie.

My guess is , if Amy and played Julie the movie would be a screaming R and therefore not allow a lot of audience to pay to see this vast misinterpretation of a real person, not a made for the public character.

Pasta Sauce Guy!!!

1:39 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I saw Julie/Julia last night and it was........... Delicious! Meryl Streep is amazing. Congratulations and continued success Julie!

2:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Irena Chalmers, author of FOOD JOBS, just wrote about you and Julia. Forgive me as I post her two-part blog the ol' fashioned way: and Signed Hilary, proud daughter and Irena's blog editor

11:03 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think the Julie/Julia idea was genius and the book was entertaining. Just saw the movie last night and loved it! Both stories are inspiring - and equally so.

I'm a food and wine lover and have never read Julia Child and not sure I ever will to be honest. It is your book that sparked my interest in her life.

The nay-sayers are uptight food elitists.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

Nice Newsweek article. I agree with it. I just read your book, and really enjoyed it. I'm not much of a cook so some of the recipes get over my head. But the overall writing style drew me in. There were a lot of things in your book that I could relate to - such as working in a low-level office job and feeling creatively frustrated (I'm an actor). I like reading good fiction/good memoirs/good writing in general, and your book definitely fit the bill. :)

9:07 AM  
Blogger Beatlemaniac said...

I just saw you movie, and it inspired me to start a blog,it's called A Day In The Life, Go Julie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

4:35 PM  
Blogger Jayne Martin said...

Julie, the only thing the American public and media like more than building a person up is tearing that same person down. Smile. You've arrived!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

I've followed your blog from it's inception and I found it funny, interesting and encouraging. 2002 was no picnic for lot's of people post 911 jobless etc. Thanks for your input Julie. The people who dis don't get it.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

Loved the movie, loved your book, loved your blog. (What a tiresome broken record I am). The need to cook can lift one out of depression, out of a fog (and maybe enter a new fog). As playwright, I google myself way too much (sounds a wee bit obscene)and in the end - it's your time, your life, your being. Pleased to have shared some of that with you.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hurray! This one got it right - I think! I saw the movie yesterday and loved, loved, loved it. I loved you and Julia Child. I too would watch her as a child and dream of cooking like her. I loved everything about food - the cooking and the eating. I think I am a pretty good cook; cooking a Julia Child recipe doesn't make me a chef and I don't think you did either. At least I never got that feeling from your writings or the movie. So, tell all the negative ninnys to know.
Keep writing and cooking and I will keep reading and cooking! Amy

11:37 AM  
Blogger Deborah Y said...

Dear Julie,

Tonight I took my niece to see Julie Julia. She is 13 years old, and though she is not into cooking she thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I thought your blog was a brilliant idea, so please accept my congratulations. Bought your book, and Julia's as well. Are you conducting any book signings? Please let me know, I just wanted to thank you I too have a food blog, you are probably too busy to take a look, but if you ever get a chance. www.guyanastastyexotic, . In any event, thanks for bringing food blogging to the forefront.

Best regards,

9:25 PM  
Blogger Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Word from a blogger who is not a hater: I like Julie, and I like Julia... two interesting women who have a story to tell and have done it well.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Ashley Marie said...

interestingly enough, I started a new job in May and in addition am about to turn 25. I wanted to write a blog because I felt stuck and like I hit the wall, before life even got started. I shortly after that saw a trailer for you movie where your character tells her husband "I can write a blog, I have thoughts" man! it was like watching myself. I said almost those exact same words to my boyfriend just weeks before! you remotivated me, and I wanted to thank you for your inspiration. :)

7:41 AM  
Blogger Carey said...

I just finished reading the book yesterday and loved it, I could relate on so many levels.
Definitely ignore the haters... they're just jealous that they didn't think of it first.
All the best to you and your's!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Julie my dear...I doubt you will see this...but just wanted to say I LOVED LOVED LOVED the movie...I will buy it when it comes out!
I identified with you before your blog and hope that, someday, I will find my way like you have found yours! Congrats!
Oh. And please keep updating us via your blog...we ARE reading it :)

3:16 PM  
Blogger casey said...

Loved the book. Loved the movie. Love that your blog gave a whole new generation a chance to 'know' Julia Child--which might never have happened without you! Can't wait to read your new book!!

8:22 PM  
Blogger casey said...

Loved the book. Loved the movie. Love that your blog gave a whole new generation a chance to 'know' Julia Child--which might never have happened without you! Can't wait to read your new book!!

8:22 PM  
Blogger krystina said...

I'm still teary-eyed an hour after leaving the damn theater... I know it's a romantic interpretation of your story, but just the fact that someone else has felt exactly like I do when I walk out of work makes me feel a little better. My fiance took me to see the movie tonight because lately (with increasing frequency) I bemoan the state of my life, that I feel like a drone, that I feel like no matter how much I accomplish at work, I come home to the same routine. And I started crying when we got in the car from the movie theater, because he understood how I felt, and I think you understand how I feel too. I feel better now, if a little ridiculous because a movie has affected me so profoundly, and I'm going to do something about it.

And I'm also going to read your first book because it sounds fucking hysterical, and I truly wish you the best of luck with your second.


6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignore the haters and bask in your success! I have a blog myself titled "From Trailer Trash to High Class (I Wish). Check it out if you have the time.Congrats!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Goosia said...

Hi Julie!
I'm student french girl and i recently read your book!
I found it absolutely wonderful and i would like to congratulate you !
You gave me the volonty to cook too! (excuse my poor english)

12:53 AM  
Blogger Meadow said...

Thanks Julie for being honest about your personal life in the next book. There will always be haters just disregard them. I bet they are not perfect either, no one is.

10:46 AM  
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I have owned your book for years thanks to hearing you on an interview on All Things Considered or some other NPR program. I am only now finding (or, let's be honest - making) time to read it. My two young children do all they can to keep me from any activities I used to find pleasurable! In any event, I am so sad to learn you are being so maligned. I'm having such a great time reading your book and look forward to receiving the movie (via Netflix, sorry!) one of these days. You really needn't concern yourself with the criticism; they just need something to write and being positive is so darn boring.

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Thank you Julie and Julia,

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