Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Julie Powell, College Lecturer?

No, not really, god forbid. But I am giving a talk at the Founder's Day weekend at my alma mater on Saturday. For 45 minutes. Terrifying. So - what should I talk about? I'm kind of serious.... anyone who has any bright ideas on what they'd like to hear me talk about if it were them will be listened to attentively....


Blogger When Pigs Fly said...

How about talking about how a lot of women have found a voice through blogging. And, I'm not just talking about the "mommy bloggers." There are a lot of women who have carved out a niche for themselves in a lot of different areas.

8:54 AM  
Blogger My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I agree with the above comment. How about how blogging has changed the lives of so many women.

It has given us a way to become connected to other women with the same interests. Literally, opened up a whole new world.


9:28 AM  
Blogger Melanie's Randomness said...

I like the above idea too. You were actually my inspiration to start blogging. I saw Julie/Julia & I was inspired to make my own lil niche here. Also an idea is your reaction to how many people you have inspired to blog?

Good luck with the lecture. =)

9:33 AM  
Blogger Joe Grabowski said...

Well, having come to know your name from watching the movie, if I was going to be in attendance, I'd be interested in just about anything you had to say.

What I'd probably be most interested in hearing, though, is about how you felt as your name was increasingly known and discussed, and your insights into how the Internet has really changed the game for the common person.

You have an amazing story, and have a unique opportunity to bring hope and inspiration to people looking to make their mark upon the world in some way or another. I'm sure whatever you speak about will matter to your audience.

I do hope that you'll blog about it, about what you said, and about how it went!

Best wishes,

11:08 AM  
Blogger Roving Lemon said...

How about talking about your dreams and aspirations when you were in college, how they've changed (or not), and the unforeseen path you've taken to get where you are today? Incorporating the transformative power of blogging, not only on your relationship with the larger world, but with yourself.

Sort of related to these topics is JK Rowling's commencement address at Harvard last year. I don't know if you've heard it, so I pass it along (I hope as inspiration, not intimidation):

Good luck!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Ned Kessler said...

I went to evening college way back when and don't really know what Founders Day is. Who is your audience? What would they like to hear. What could have been in their minds when they invited you to speak? Somebody thought you'd be a good speaker for them; maybe you could ask them if there's a particular topic or aspect of your story they'd like to hear about.

If that's not a good idea, and it probably isn't, tell them how your experience as a student prepared you so that you could do what you have done. Maybe Dr. Johnson's Physics class helped you boil water properly or something.

Failing any of that, maybe some good old inside stories of behind the scenes stuff from getting the book published or anything involved in the making of the movie. That's all I can offer at the moment. I have a feeling that you will endear yourself to them in some way, and I applaud you for that in advance!!


12:00 PM  
Blogger Pseudo said...

Blogging beyond mommie bloggers sounds good.

BTW this caught my eye as I just used an Amherst essay as an example for my 10th grade students... Anthony Jack.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Crazy Newt said...

Blog about transformers. How there's more to them than meets the eye.

I've been to far too many college lectures, and I've yet to hear one about transformers. You could be first. Pave a new road, as it were.


1:54 PM  
Blogger Holly Worton said...

Definitely something along the lines of what WhenPigsFly suggests. But be sure to make it personal. People will want to hear about YOUR story, YOUR experience, not just about women and blogging in general.

I know I made the commitment to blog more regularly after seeing Julie & Julia. I think you've been an inspiration to many.

Good luck!

1:57 PM  
Blogger fredamans said...

Have a good time, and smile!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Humble Abode said...

Talk about being in Iron Chef with Jeffrey Steingarten. Haha. Just kidding. People want to see you because they are interested in you and what you have to say. So, just be yourself!

4:16 PM  
Blogger BONNIE K said...

I like Roving Lemon's comments. And I also don't know your audience, but I think a good message is that you probably didn't have clear-cut plans when you started out, and that life more often than not takes you into directions where you just kind of end up - and sometimes it's very interesting stuff that you hadn't planned on.

5:17 PM  
Blogger EB of SpiceDish said...

As a college lecturer... seriously... I am.... it's always best to talk about what YOU are excited about, not what you think others will be excited about. If you try to tailor or pander to your audience, you'll not engage them half as well as you would bubbling and babbling over something you really, really dig.

Hope it helps!

6:40 PM  
Blogger Two French Bulldogs said...

Hey Julie Powell my mom said she we would love to hear a 45 minute talk from you out here in So. Cal. You seem quite interesting. Anything that comes out will be quite inspiring I'm sure
Benny & Lily

7:25 PM  
Blogger ShoeGirl Corner said...

Hey! Met you at the Book & Author Dinner in Houston. I'm Oscar's cousin that met you at the end when you had the falling pig cake.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Sally Dean said...

Julie I just wanted to thank you-
I ( like millions) loved the movie
I now have a painting blog
it has given me something I never knew i could have

7:35 PM  
Blogger jba of hello prints! said...

I would have loved to hear you speak at my school, you'll do great :) I'm a fan of the book who STILL hasn't been able to see the movie, my husband and I haven't been to the theater since we had our 1 year old daughter. This coming from a movie buff couple who formerly would see a movie on both Sat & Sun! I'm anxiously waiting the DVD release. Anyway, I love re-reading Julie & Julia and pass on first edition copies from Half Price Books (yea - I live in Austin :)) to new peeps I get acquainted with. Have a great day, and enjoy the honor of speaking at your school!

8:52 PM  
Blogger A.A. said...

Hi, my name is Andrea and i'm writing from italy, becouse...i'm italinan....i want to start to say sorry for my schoolish slang (?!?).
Yesterday night i have seen the film about Julia and Julia with my wife....very beautifullll (my wife...but also and especially the film).
I realy want to congratularte you for your story and how you lived it and how you told about...mainly for the semplicity and depth. For a short time (the film's time) I have been catalised by the story, forgetting all daily THANK, and good luck (in bocca al lupo) for your future projects.
Hallo from italy, cremona,
by andrea

3:53 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Maybe about how your participation in a "slow-food" movement, that got people back into the kitchen and enjoying the experience of creating a wonderful meal, rather than breezing through "30 meals in 30 minutes" styled recipes..

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why you can't talk about your blog and the notoriety that it gave to you? You can talk about us. People of the world prouds of julia. :-)

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think of everyone naked and then discuss your worst cooking disaster and explain how much fun it was trying it out. It should make for a good speech.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Ned Kessler said...

Lindsay's comment is much better than mine. Hers is the best so far!!

8:45 AM  
Blogger JACanning said...

Thank you for allowing a woman's voice in the blogging world. I'm also trying to aspire to publish my blog at

Any suggestions? Thank you for your time! Regards, J. Canning

9:59 AM  
Blogger Karla Roberts said...

So, you could speak to how that sometimes you find your true career path when you get off the plotted course. By doing what you love, owning what makes you special and then doing something that speaks to that- just like that girl in the movie with all the recipes- yeah...that's it. It seems that with today's job market uncertainty and the explorative nature of today's graduates, that they need to be encouraged to own their own talents and explore that. You are the poster child for that, I would think. It is why I loved your story.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Roberta said...

Well I'm the odd woman out here...I've not read your book or seen the movie (I do want to see the movie asap though)...but I started reading your blog over 18 months ago when I started my blog and what "pulled" me into your story was just that, your story. The fact that you went to college, got your degree and then had to face the reality of the "daily grind"...not the stuff you were exactly dreaming of when in school. Life as an adult can be a real grind at times. BUT you didn't go crazy and go out drinking every night or quit your job and move back in with mum...NO instead you found a way to be a RESPONSIBLE adult and make the best of your day job by finding something to look forward to when you got home at night. Sometimes doing what we have to do as KEEP OUR DAY JOBS and pay our bills is not at all "glamorous" but it has to be done. AND you can choose to be HAPPY where you are by making your own happiness...and your blog did just that! Like many of the "mommy" bloggers are doing...the side benefits are amazing. NOT all of us are going to get book/movie you and "The Pioneer Woman" and that is okay. Because bloggin gives all of us a way to connect to ourselves and to be OKAY with wherever we are in our lives/careers etc. SO in short I guess that's what our college students need to hear...DON'T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS...your hard work and degrees are the steppping stones and they must find a way to be HAPPY wherever they are after graduation. Hope this helps, Roberta

2:23 PM  
Blogger Erin Seabolt Bond said...

A good commencement speech is like a good blog: personal, funny, engaging, unexpected. So, regardless of the specific topic, if you speak as well as you blog, I'm sure you'll do just fine.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Did you become more mindful of your writing as you gained an audience? The concept of how your project took on a life of its own is fascinating and unique. Many aspire to be writers as college students. You are an example of the cutting edge in the profession. Many college professors are unaware of the possibilities of the blogosphere. That could guide your lecture. I would be interested to hear the evolution of your work.

5:54 PM  
Blogger ilona saari said...

You need a speech writer -- I'm there! I'm a speech writer (check out my blog or google me)

6:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Julie,
Nice movie, think i will look at some French cooling.
I'm sure your are Hotter than
Ms Addams.

Your Next movie
Fry Hard with B Willis....?

Kind regards


10:53 PM  
Blogger mariana said...

I have seen the movie and i was very impressed by it!You have done a great job!
I am from bulgaria.For me was very interesting to get familiar with this new world for me!

12:56 AM  
Blogger Best Wishes, Marie said...

i think the idea that you can speak on is .... the experience that you were not happy/satisfied, so you did something. and that movement mixed some things together and something unexpected was created.

message -- get up off your ass and do something, try something, take a cooking class, but just do not sit there and think about what you wish you had done or are not doing......

do not let "the economy" be the excuse.

and the naked thing, isn't that a brady bunch episode ???

1:49 AM  
Blogger kubz said...

Was Julia Child always so carefree and so full of life and joy? I remember watching episodes of her cooking on PBS. Sometimes I would go to the kitchen and start cooking myself but I guess I didn't have that discipline that you had, if I couldn't get it right, I gave up and moved on.

I thought it was sad when they took the show off the air. It was quite devastating. But anyways, to talk about at your lecture, talk about the great time you had making all that yummy food or about that time you made that jello look like thing with the pork. Did you ever make that again, and was it a success? Hell, that damn thing looked pretty disgusting to tell you the truth. Or talk about what made you decide to write a book. Who/what inspired you to write a book in the first place and then end up turning it into a movie. And how do you get so inspired by someone, and have them not ever read your blog plus not ever getting to meet them in person??

2:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I've been reading your blog for a long time. I am only 15 and I am inspired by you!!!

5:42 AM  
Blogger O'Reilly said...

This sounds great! They'll love you. Make them laugh.

"Julie" and Julia and Me
Julie Powell '95, author of Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously and the upcoming Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession, discusses the strange journey that led her from an unsatisfying existence as a secretary to a new life as a writer, by way of Julia Child and blogging. She'll describe a perfect boeuf bourguignon, the exact surreal quality of seeing oneself depicted by Amy Adams on the big screen, and what it's like to have your idol think you're a twit.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hy juile
i dont know u before last nite i saw ur movie it waz awsome i dont have any words to congrats u
at last u did it
i m also one who loves tu cook
i m an student architect from pk i have never had any curiosa about my designs other than cooking that i should pleased other wid my cooking i dont know tht u will read my blog or not but one must say tht u r awsome

12:04 PM  
Blogger Sally J said...

Hi Julie :) Your # 1 fan in New Zealand, watched your movie and it was awesome, what an inspiration to me. Your story are exactly similar to mine, working in a call center for emergencies, getting stressed out because of the nature of this job, frustrating situation, married and living in a small flat, never get to finish anything I start with, although you did at the end big time, thought of writing a cook book but was hesitant thinking about the publishing costs and so on, and now might turn to blogging, well million thank you Julie..All the good luck for you for the coming years. Wish me luck now.. Your disciple, Sally J.

12:06 PM  
Blogger StePat67 said...

Julie & Julia Movie review

1:49 PM  
Blogger The fat red head said...

Just watched the movie Julie and Julia. Thought it was inspiring and very well done. Looked forward to seeing it for sometime probably because of who starred in it (Meryl Streep) and that it was Nora Ephron.
Book marked your blog so I will certainly be making a point of reading more from your life. I love food and didn't really know much about Julia Child. But I think I will certainly be having a go at trying out a few of her recipes.

Michelle in the UK.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Samuele said...

Hi Julia. I know I'm terribly OT but I've just wanted to tell you your book is great.
Unfortunately the movie,which has been recently released here in Italy and which I've just finished to see, it's not. Great actors, great Meryl Streep's performance but the screenplay just doesn't do justice to your passionate story about finding yourself through cooking.
Here it's 1 a.m and I think I'll have a gimlet in honour of you.
PS Italian coooking it's ten thousands better than French:)

3:46 PM  
Blogger E.A. said...

As both a fan and a fellow Lord Jeff, I would say that your presence alone will be an affirmation to those students NOT on the i-banking track. That alone is priceless/inspiring.

Secondly, if you can make some comment about the cuisine at Valentine, you will surely score huge points.

Sad i will miss this...

4:16 PM  
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8:23 PM  
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8:28 PM  
Blogger Robert J. Summers said...

Advice for the talk - Tell people do do lots of stuff - whatever comes to mind and seems like a good idea - you never know what might happen. A lot of good idea's get stuck in the 'good idea' stage while people tweedle away at the same old same old day to day.

Far to many people out there could change the world (a little or a lot), but instead just putz along as the world moves forward. They need to know that acting on initiative is a good and rewarding thing!

Its late, but if you are like me, I suspect you are up right now working on your speech.

Best of luck with it. I just saw the movie and enjoyed it and thought I would pop by and say hi.

9:45 PM  
Blogger maria said...

okay I am a very late fan of yours because I discovered you through..well I work at a Barnes and Noble..and I began to read your book..during my breaks. Then I saw your movie and now I saw it again online. This is probably a silly question because I have not had the time to review all your blogs..but stumbled on the one that your going to speak at a college, but I wish you would come to a book store..(such as b&n) hint hint and speak there. This month our store is hosting emerald..and two other food network chefs. I think your story of blogging and an inspirational book would be be revisited.. but you probably did the whole book tour..and this is a silly comment :(

11:21 PM  
Blogger Robert Crane said...

okay, okay, okay ... let's think about this. what can julie talk about for forty five minutes? i know, let's use the process of elimination. what can't julie talk about for forty five minutes? hmmm ... nothing comes to mind.

well that got me nowhere fast.

all right how about what a dithering idiot dick cheney is? that's always a crowd pleaser on college campuses. and use plenty of f-bombs to bring it home.

but that will only buy you 5 minutes or so.

hmmm ... i know! talk about men bloggers who blog about the importance of women bloggers. like me for example. that's a twist (and what makes it funny is that i don't really do that).

oh forget it. listen to me. what a numbskull!

you could always talk about lessons learned from the cubicle to pajamas experience (and i think you have some real doozies nothin' for nothin')

6:17 AM  
Blogger Cookineer said...

Well this is my first comment on a blog, and I Loved your book, but not just loved it I am very similar to you...I too have PCOS and I love to cook, I have put my boyfriend through many of the same things you put your husband through. And as I am sitting here in my new house that I just bought on October 30th, he is plunging out the Kitchen sink and black chunks of "pipe shit" are coming up, and I just thought about your story of the sink gook you had to deal with. So I guess it just made me feel a little better about it thinking someone else has gone through this. But I don't have a landlord to talk to. It is up to me and my boyfriend so I think I am going to be snaking out the drain tonight when I get back from my parents house. So I guess thanks for writing about your miss fortunes in your book they make mine easier to deal with. Congratulations on getting asked to talk at your alma mater. I hope it went well.

9:23 AM  
Blogger It's Me! said...

Hi, from Spain. I have just watched the film about you and Julia... very nice. Thank you so much. God bless

2:19 PM  
Blogger MVBLH said...

Love the idea of how many people have found a voice through blogging about their passion. But also how about talking about finding the courage to follow your passion. And finding the courage to deal with success! Sometimes getting a lot of attention, being in the public eye, can get scary. Some people feel they can comment and criticize and say the cruelest things about people they don't know a thing about. (I can't tell you how many people I've heard say they would never run for public office--or even put their truth thoughts in a blog--because they couldn't handle becoming a "target.") You seem to deal with being in the public eye with grace.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Gabriela said...

I guess I'm kind of late for making suggestions... So I'll just ask you: what did you talk about at the end? I'm sure your audience loved it.
All the best from Lima, Perú.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Lisa Daria said...

So, what did you talk about?

4:10 PM  
Blogger lilyroseoz said...

In Australia, the film has just come to our small town- loved it! I also love cooking, and eating, and wine, and have just started a blog....thanks so much for the inspiration.
Yours is the first blog I am following-what an amazing tool this is, have no idea why it took me so long to discover it.
Bon Appetit.

6:53 PM  
Blogger The Catcher said...

Julie I am a university researcher and I think that if you were in My university to take a lecture, I would like to listen about yourself, your passions and You. Your life is a nice and positive example of what one person can do with the persistency of mind,the ability, the sincerity of its own strenghts, and the love for something.

Keep the good things going. And... Good luck and Bon Apetit (Buon appetito).


7:36 PM  
Blogger Rav. said...

Last night I saw your Movie - J & J. thank you for making it. I loved the fact that your husband was there for you all the way through ( besides the meltdown fight) he must really love you very much. YOur very lucky indeed. Are you doing any more books/ movies? a follow up - maybe trying Italian cooking next or thai?

8:12 PM  
Blogger Grammy said...

Hi Julie, I am not one to normally do something like this. I watched your move and found it so moving. The spirit and Passion and the yum. Was so thrilling. Not many movies get my attention where I could say I love them. But you are awesome. I wish you much success in all you do.

12:22 AM  
Blogger Neurofeedback Mallorca said...

Hello Julia, this is Angels writing from Mallorca, Spain, I saw the movie Julie/Julia yesterday and enjoyed very much, though I'm sure you are more enthusiastic about food and life than the actress in the movie!! At 45 I left the admin work in a multinational co and became a professional chef my self searching for something I truly enjoyed in life... and I've found it!! now I work for a couple of restaurants planning their production and we are looking for new premises at the moment, it's so much fun!! I work soooo hard, but I enjoy every minute of it!! I feel soooo privileged for being paid for having so much fun... So, in a way, our lives are a bit similar. It's been a pleasure 'meeting' you. Un abrazo from Spain, Angels

4:21 AM  
Blogger Curiosity said...

Thank you very much Julie. I wanted to see the movie , ' Julie & Julia' from so long, finally yesterday night I was able to watch the movie (till 1:28 am). I was so thrilled to watch the movie, because it felt like my story. I also felt same like you..."I want to do something, that keeps me going".. I really want to thank you for giving me this thought of feeling complete. I will also try to do something that makes me happy.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

Julie, You have truly inspired me at the age of 46 to finally start thinking about cooking (my 15 year old thanks you as well). I saw the movie and read both your book which I finished today, and "My Life In France". A few weeks back I purchased a 5 1/2 qrt Le Creuset stew pot for a ridiculously low price at the outlets. Five years ago My British boyfriend gave me a well known British cook's basic cookbook which I've barely ever touched. He's challenged me to go thru and cook each recipe (no deadline, no blog) and just record it in my diary. So far I've done a few and I really feel like I'm accomplishing something. Thank You Julie!!

12:08 PM  
Blogger Filhos da psiquiatria said...

I've already watched the movie and I'd like to say that was the amazing story I've ever seen before. It's do grateful to see that a commom person could change her life and make her dreams coming true. Congrats Julie and of course to Julia, for inspirated you to follow your way.
From Brazil, V.

12:56 PM  
Blogger GAILNY818 said...

I just watched Julie & Julia. I just wanted to say I think your story is so heartwarming, inspirational and I had to fight the tears throughout the movie. I "get" it. You weren't out to exploit Julia Child, if anything you inadvertently introduced her to a younger generation who may have not regarded her as the great cook and inspiration to American woman she was in the 1960's. I am 44 years old and I had only a vague memory of seeing her on tv as a child, (no pun intended :) when my mother would watch her and I never really knew anything else about her, until your book which inevitably became the movie. Congratulations in finding whatever it took to "find" yourself, a dilemna that many people face today. I didn't say women because I believe that it isn't an issue exclusive to women anymore. The difference between you and other people is that you got published and as a result, famous. Throughout the movie I had no idea it was based on a true story and at the end when I realized that it was I liked it even more. It had a "Sleepless in Seatle" flavor to it in that it compared the old to the new (generation)and the similarities between the two movies kind of says to me, there is no reason to reinvent the wheel and the old Ann Landers saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" At least thats who I think coined the phrase. The only sadness here is that it seems to be that Julia herself didn't appreciate the parallels that the two of you had save the generation gap and that you didn't get to meet her before she died. I think she would have liked you and in the end appreciated your "homage" to her.
I wish you the best of luck in your "new" life, an adventure for sure and I hope that the marriage issues were resolved. Unfortunately many times one partner in a marriage does the very thing that you did and it upsets the balance resulting in a divorce or separation. Hopefully you were one of the exceptionally few lucky ones to survive that.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Aussie in the kitchen loved the movie,where would you girls be without those caring spouses.1st time blogger

6:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Julie... i watched the movie yesterday, it was awesome!! LOL ... But, my mid can't leave one thing off... WHAT DID JULIA SAY ABOUT YOU??? I mean, something she said made u feel like she hated you... but, what was it??? PLEASE!!! :s

6:38 PM  
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7:53 PM  
Blogger Cary said...

Julie Powell, you are an awesome lady. I really look up to you. You had a difficult past, what with cooking over 500 recipes in 365 days, and then you managed through it and increased your popularity. And your "Julie & Julia" book really got to me.

And one thing I really hope for is for you to see everything I said about you. Like I said, I look up to you, and I hope you have a great future ahead of you. And the way I see it, I think it's interesting. What Julia Child's done for you, and what you've done for me; it's extraordinary.

So please, it would mean the world to me if you'd take a look.

Thank you.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for veering off topic, but I have to say I'm so proud of what you have accomplished. I'm a guy and I just seen the movie Julie & Julia, which I found amazing. Tomorrow I can't wait to buy your book at the Barnes & Nobles near my school. I really want to do something with my life and there are times I feel like there is no progress. All I want, is to do something I love that will maybe even spark others to wake up, just like you have done foe me. Thank you Julie!!! Muahz.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

I see comments from all over the world, but none from the West of Ireland.

That's where I live - and cook, with joy (thinks - must "feed" my Christmas cake with brandy today)

Loved your book, dying to see the film, despite some negative reviews.

Please say the claims about Eric and you splitting up are BS.

I'm sure you were brilliant at the Founders Day lecture. You going to reproduce it on the blog?


2:35 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Your blog was a product of a person looking for something in her life. it was very real and grass roots. Talk about how something so basic as the five senses led to you finding yourself. I thought of you this morning as I bought vegies from my local french village market...remembering the scene in the movie when you had the terrible fight with your husband but how purchasing seasonal produce, smelling it, touching it and eventually cooking it was like a therapy to you...your bad days at work....coming home to your "therapy" As a society I think we need to all return to grass roots, cook, garden, smell the roses once more. Heard you speak at the Paris Gourmand Book award in July and would love to meet you....I think we have a lot in common!

3:01 AM  
Blogger Collective Soul said...

Is this really your blog?, I mean the movies is fully based in a true life story?...greetings from Colombia, by the way are you as cute as the actrees in the movie?? lol :)

Juanma is collective Soul

"When I've shown you that I just don't care
When I'm throwing punches in the air
When I'm broken down and I can't stand
Would you be man enough to be my man?"
- Strong enough -

6:06 AM  
Blogger Sugarmania said...

You were the inspiration of many of us. I saw the movie, I saw Julia's book, now I'm reading your blog and I want change the vision of my cake blog. Thanks and the best wishes. Greetings from Argentina

7:27 AM  
Blogger wair de paula said...

Are you kidding? For someone that made all JC' recipees, cooked a live lobster, wrote a book and have a book, you already has a perfect and unique speech!
By the way, your book is a big success here - Brazil!
Looking forward,
j. wair

7:17 PM  
Blogger Cheekiness said...

Hey! M watching "Julia n Julie" ryt now n im already a fan!!!! Ur awesome....i mean the dedication and passion you have for cooking is just out of this world!
Anyway, you could talk about kids and their instincts about certain incidents or how they interpret things adults talk about....Ok i know that was a bit corny so u cud take up music! Did it ever effect your cooking? Lol i keep coming back to the same topic again n again!
Best of luck....i'll leave u to it :)

9:16 AM  
Blogger Faith4111 said...

Julie did you ever hear from Julia Child and if so, what did she say? How true a depiction is the movie to the reality?

Would love to hear back from you!!


4:25 PM  
Blogger Milk Mama said...

Today I saw the movie made from your book and I thought to myself... people today can still write original manuscripts and be published... It's pretty awesome to see a fellow blogger having so much fun in her dream job. I have that same dream and perhaps it's a lesson to me saying that I should not give up. I'm picking up my 30,000 word partial novel and continuing where I left off last year. Thanks, Julie.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Milk Mama said...

Oh, goodness... I left out my suggestion. I think I'd like to know about how you got back into the Writing Saddle... no pun intended... or maybe it was intentional? Muwahaha...

5:01 PM  
Blogger nose in some book said...

best wishes, marie hit the nail on the head. You are the source of your own happiness. Everyone needs to be reminded of that every so often. Blogging, cooking, reading, or whatever. Find something that makes you happy and do it.

7:51 PM  
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9:05 PM  
Blogger BL said...

How the liberal in liberal arts, how the freedom in no gen. requirements, how the push to question drives one to not to stop (work all night, write another book, experiment and fail, say it, say it!); I mean, if you are going to go there to talk, it means you liked the place, there's something valuable to take from it, and a way to reflect personal drive to the schools questioning nature. Or maybe I'm totally wrong. From another alum.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Cesco Gassa said...

Dear Julie,

I just finished watching the movie Julie & Julia and I feel like I learned something. Taste and love has the same essence, the same color, the both are ways to enjoy life at the fullest.

Thank you.

2:11 PM  
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3:09 PM  
Blogger nina dancianu said...

Well, my husband and I saw Julie&Julia tonight and once the movie was over I felt a bless finding out Julia was real and Julie too!!!Sorry, wasn't paying too much attention at the beggining(to preocupied the pocorn doesn't burn)... It felt like a kind of confirmation I need it that women like Julie are real and not at all mad, because I so found myself in her!!! So...I goggled you and here I am!!!

Well...What about You going there and beeing You?!!! I am sorry, I don't even know you, did not even read a single book of yours but I know that if the result of your work was this beautiful movie (You own a lot to the actress hwo played You) You must be someone with lots of to give to other and you will be fine in finding useful comments to say there!!! I wished I could be there to listen to! Unfortunately I am to far away,
Good luck with everythink you'll do!!!

4:24 PM  
Blogger AlbGlinka said...

How fun getting to leave a comment for Julie the blogger after seeing the wonderful film based on your original blog. The film was delightful, funny and moving-- I finally saw it, almost missed it as it left theaters here for a little while but just came back.

Congratulations on all of your much-deserved success!!!!!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I'm clearly way behind since I started reading Julie and Julia today. Thank you for your sense of humor! I grew up in the shadow of my mom cooking according to Julia Child--she got condolence calls the day Julia Child died. I'm hopeful that your lecture for college kids went well!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Pastissetcake by Francina said...

Hello Julie,
i've seen the movie, it's very nice! Thanks to you, now from Barcelona we know Julia Child, and also we want to congratulate you from your work you've done and you are doing!
Hope you will have a plenty happiness time in your projects, and you are very welcome to Barcelona! Francina & Anna

4:38 AM  
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4:39 AM  
Blogger Pastissetcake by Francina said...

Hello Julie,
i've seen the movie, it's very nice! Thanks to you, now from Barcelona we know Julia Child, and also we want to congratulate you from your work you've done and you are doing!
Hope you will have a plenty happiness time in your projects, and you are very welcome to Barcelona! Francina & Anna

4:39 AM  
Blogger LisaLisa said...

I just saw Julie/Julia on a plane bound for Aruba last week.....inspiring. What you did - cooking your way through a cookbook, is something I would do myself. Having an inherent lust for fine food, and pleasing those around me with creative concoctions. Just renovated my kitchen with all the bells, whistles and gadgets that I "needed" as a suburban housewife...sadly, can never sell my house now!!!!! Not unless I can double what we paid for it. But I am enjoying it 100%. Good luck with your lecture!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Busted Kate said...

My humble recommendation is that you should discuss the imminent invasion of aliens.

Or puppies. Puppies is always good.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

just watched your story on screen and just felt like I was wandering in your life without permission! I'm one of your fans, thank you :)

3:17 PM  
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4:17 PM  
Blogger Word Imp said...

Just dropped by to say I saw the J and J move today in small town New Zealand where I live. I wasn't disappointed. It was every bit as great as I knew it would be. Thanks for making that possible Julie. I loved your book and it inspired me to blog since 2006. I didn't even know what blogging was before that! Love your work.

6:59 PM  
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12:21 AM  
Blogger Bear said...

J&J has opened in Taiwan,R.O.C. now. I saw this wonderful movie last weekend. "Perfect" is the only word I can use and I've to tell you here.
I wrote my idea about Julia Child here (But it was wrote in Chinese...)

I also order your book, "Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously" ,and wait for sending.

We can buy your book from Internet here. You must try it.

And here is my blog

12:23 AM  
Blogger Susan Bell said...

Wow Impressive!
Your blog is very informative. However, it is pretty hard task but your post and experience serve and teach me how to handle and make it more simple and manageable.
Thanks for the tips… Best regards.

2:00 AM  
Blogger Dóris said...

Hi, I am Brazilian girl. my sister gave me your book and found it fascinating. I read in two days, practically devoured the book. Well I will not say that I appreciate French food, but His courage is admirable. Oh Eric's too. Now I want to see film. Congratulations...

4:11 AM  
Blogger Lyla said...

Hi Julie,
Like most of the people commenting, I just had the honour of watching your film all the way in the tiny island of Bahrain!

It truly is an inspiration to see how someone can pull themselves out of a life that seems impossible to escape.
Starting out, and knowing that very few people have an interest in what you have to say, and just continuing on blew me away. Your perseverance and dedication is unbelievable, and I hope that one day I have enough courage and strength to turn my life into what I've always imagined it to be.

Thank you for everything.

Good luck with the lecture (believe me you'll love it!)
Hugs from the Gulf,

6:02 AM  
Blogger Regina Neves said...

hello. Iive in Brazil and know your blog today. I had urmeta blog too about gourmet and obesity. Please read me...I have a translator

7:32 AM  
Blogger marina said...

hello :)
hi Julie i`m marina(portuguese)and e love read your book. is incredible for me send you this so rry for my terrible English but i dont talk too much english :(
please send me a mensage in my blogue:
kiss, marina

10:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey julie i am from india and am writing this comment just after watching your movie "Julie and Julia"
It was a very cute n good movie.Lyked it a lot .R u on facebook???plzz

12:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey julie am from india and is writing this jus after watching the movie.... It was a very good movie in a very different kinda way.

12:49 PM  
Blogger SV said...

Just saw the movie. I didn't know it it was based on a real story (well I knew Julia Child was real). I can't wait to read your book/blog.

And to be played by Amy Adams? Lucky you ;)

5:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Julie (The Writter):) im Sami from Pakistan guess what you are famous all over the world :D umm i dont know even u gonna read this comment or not lol same situation as you had when u started this blog actually i just watched Julie and Julia and its a superb movie love it and thought to search for your blog on Google and wow i found it and now im writing to you :D while i was watching movie at one scene i was literally about to cry when u had fight with you hubby and i hope u don't fight with him any more :p umm but at end i was expecting that they will show you finally meet Julia child but they didn't shown anything like that and i wished movie was bit longer because i was rele enjoying it :D Your story is really motivational for ppl like me who give up easily . And ya i just told my friends about this movie and hope they will like it umm that's all for now take care love u bye

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just finished reading your book, which I read nonstop over about three days and thought it was fabulous and so inspiring! Thankyou for being so honest and brave, and good luck with your lecture!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Fê Hummel said...

Hi Julie, I'm so happy that I found your blog !!! Firsrt of all, sorry for my bad english... I'm from Brazil but I'm living in Spain since 2006, your history inspire me to don´t forget my dream. Thank U so much. Do you have plans to came to Europe in 2010??!! I will wait you in Madrid. Good Luck ! ¡Suerte! Boa sorte... Un beso

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Powell, I’m really not sure if you actually read all you comments but sure hope you do. Well where should I begin, I have so much to say.... Ok let me start from the beginning I guess. I just watched a movie about your book, I honestly didn't know who you were, but I was so anxious to see this movie; when I saw the trailer I said to my self "this is what I want to do ". I’m currently away from home.
Miles seem like centuries in plain hours; I’m a Dominican, no correction a Latina in Japan, and I’m ready to battle the sprout of boredom that is growing in my life.
I just got married to a Japanese and quite frankly I went from an honorable College student to a quiet housewife in just months, shocking isn’t it? So old fashion they are here. Specially coming from a small country girl like me, I mean Dominican Republic! God forbid someone say that is a develop country, since it inst even close. But we are not that alienated in the past, all thou Japan is. Ironic right, since they have so much technology in hand. Well my point is I need your help, I was wondering if you can come up with a good challenge for me, I’m not quite a blogger in fact never tried it really, but I’m stuck in “the getting used to living here” plus I currently have lots of Free time, so please share your wisdom.
Truly yours,

7:27 PM  
Blogger mariannesb said...

hey Julie..I've just seen your book's movie I just LOVED IT!!! congratulations you have inspired me and my family to eat all those delicious :P take care .. my best wishes to you...

marianna..from Mexico!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Nicklas said...

Hi Julie!

I just saw the movie about you and your blog project. I still got tears of sheer joy in my eyes writing this. Thanks, it was a great film!

Best regards,
Nicklas in Sweden

10:54 AM  
Blogger missouf said...

salut, je ne parle pas anglais dommage, sinon bravo pour ton histoire et bonne appétit !

12:54 PM  
Blogger chriss said...

I, from eastern Europe, Romania more exacly and i got to say that the movie is great, your story is magnificient, i wold really want to see your book translated into romanian but also to find julia,s book Mastering the Art of French Cooking.Can i order them by mail? It s a great thing to see that some movies are true. God bless you.

4:59 PM  
Blogger KBC said...

julie, i am a 20 year old girl and it has been my DREAM to be able to cook since i was a child watching my grandma do magic in the kitchen but to be quite frank i SUCK i burn hot chocolate sometimes, and im pretty sure im the only person in the world to be able to do that... i read your book and got inspired, i have decided to do a year of cooking... however after buying my apron and spatula i wasnt sure who i wanted to follow, so i am turning to the pro for some advice, would you suggest julia or someone else. i love your story and i follow you almost as much as you did julia. hope to hear back soon. help needed :)

xoxo kristina.

11:49 PM  
Blogger mbfg99 said...

I think that blogging has become such apart of everyday life for so many, i read your book and was so moved , and belive that you create so much hope and inspiration for younger generations, keep doing and daring and Loving everything that you do and are. Thankyou for your stories:) You give me hope in achieving my goals, i have never finished anything that i have started, but now i will:) I believe and you helped me belive, Thankyou for everything that you are:)

2:34 AM  
Blogger marcus said...

I think pretty much anything you talked about would be interesting as you're such a good writer. This is my first post because I just discovered yoy. I saw Julie & Julia on Sunday. I have my own little challenge: to see 100 movies in a year. Your film was film # 75. Last year it was to drink 1000 gins & tonic. I loved the film and bought the book on the way home. I am adoring it. And, at the risk of being a copy cat, my resolution next year is to cook 524 recipes. I have food intolerances so can't really follow a whole book, so will be picking and choosing from many, which is easier than your challenge, but still a challenge I guess. Anyway, thanks for your book. I will read Cleave next. You're great!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Hadi said...

Hi Julie,

Sorry to write here about unrelated subject.

Yesterday, I watched the movie based on your book / blog / story. I already watched half of it but yesterday I watched along with huge plates of bruschetta, tomato and mozzarella on toasted bread along with red wine. (the movie's julie prepared bruschetta for a dinner so...)

However, If you don't mind, I just have a question: Weren't you ever been able to meet Julia? The end of the movie made me feel real sad though your stories are ones of the best feel good / motivating / uplifting stories.

Your story motivated me, as i'm known (at least to myself) that i never completed thing i started (it's been years with three generations of home computers and till now my budget program is not finished yet since i was in school with commodore 64).

Your story inspired me. Julia's as well. I love cooking and intending to write a cookbook for bachelors (as i'm still one of them) since two years... among other things in different areas like time management and computing.

Thank you for reading my message. It's my first visit to your blog just to send you this and ask the question. Since i'm at work now and cannot go through it here. Would do it from home.

Finally, it's always great to get motivated or influenced by someone and been able to meet or tell her/him about that one day. Just as what happened here with me now.


Hadi Ghannam

3:59 AM  
Blogger Andre said...

Hello Julie.
I'm from Argentina.
I have just finished watching the movie inspired in your book and I have to say I liked it very much.
Most of all, you have to know that the whole story gave me hope. And is not a minor thing.
I'm really thrill that you could get to do what you like, that now you really enjoy what you are doing: writting.
Even if some days you don't feel like it or even if sometimes you wish to have a payday check and not to worry for what to write, in the end you go to sleep feeling good with your life.
These simple things in this present times are very difficult to find for different and several reasons.
Well. I just wanted you to know that I really like your story (as far as now, from the movie) and that it gave me hope =)
PS: I'm looking forward to read your book now! It will be difficult to get it here I think, but I will the way!
Good luck in everything you do!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Semi-Imperfect Role Model for Superheroes and Other Super Things ("Have no fear, imagination is here!"©) ♡™ said...

did Julie and Eric divorce??

11:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Julie!! I'm from spain, sorry for my english,it's poor!

I have seen the movie julie&julia, and I love cooking too. It's very fun!!

If you could answer me, my email it's

Best regards!!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Julie!! I'm from spain, sorry for my english,it's poor!

I have seen the movie julie&julia, and I love cooking too. It's very fun!!

If you could answer me, my email it's

Best regards!!

1:06 PM  
Blogger MDJ said...

hi julie, i just watch the movie at 3 am
it was fantastic and i couldn't believe that i am gonna comment i your blog, i am boy but i'm gonna read your recipes and start cooking :D but i would really love to cook persian foods which i think is more yummy! of course the way of your cooking will help me to make persian (iranian) foods famous in world !
wish you all the best, C U

6:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So many people today are faced with the same dead-end job/life as you found yourself in. When people hear speakers at their Alma Mater, they want inspiration and direction. I agree with the blogging concept, yet take it one step further. Your passion was writing, but cooking gave you the venue in which to express yourself. Ultimately, you found yourself through doing what you loved which was writing, but you connected with yourself and others through cooking. Your success was finding your voice.
Off topic, I find it wonderful that you have not given up on your BLOG/ original inspiration.
Lisa S.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So many people today are faced with the same dead-end job/life as you found yourself in. When people hear speakers at their Alma Mater, they want inspiration and direction. I agree with the blogging concept, yet take it one step further. Your passion was writing, but cooking gave you the venue in which to express yourself. Ultimately, you found yourself through doing what you loved which was writing, but you connected with yourself and others through cooking. Your success was finding your voice.
Off topic, I find it wonderful that you have not given up on your BLOG/ original inspiration.
Lisa S.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Alyane said...

Hi Julia. As others bloggers, you are my inspiration. One I have view your movie, I started my blog in french, because I'm living in Paris. All week-ends I'm talking about culture in France: movies, theater and exhibitions.

You can talk about your dreams and aspirations. talk from your hart and I'm sure that you will have abig success.
Thank you for guiding me.
Alyane B

7:36 AM  
Blogger Star.E said...

hi,how are you julie?
I've just seen the movie,julie and julia...
I loved it.oh sorry I loved both you and julia.I wish I had read your and her book.I love cooking.
did you like the movie? well.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

I agree with those comments and can add from personal experience that your book was the encouragement that I needed to start my own ecommerce website. So I am yet another example of someone that you have inspired. Plus now I try at least one new recipe a week so the family is loving you as well. I am sure you will be great. You are a natural.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Star.E said...

hi julie.I've just seen the movie.julie and julia....and I loved it.I loved you both.I'm a cooking lover.
do you still do cooking?I wish I had your's and julia's book.
be well.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Ness said...

Hi, I'm a canadian young woman studying for a Bachelor in Law and I just finished reading your book and frankly I just really wanted to say that I LOVED it. Laughing alone in the metro was totally worth it and it gave me hope that someday I would be able to publish too.. it also gave me a sudden impulse to cook! Anyways, I just wanted to say that i admire the work you've accomplished and hope this won't be the last we read of you.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

Dear Julie,

my name ist Katja. I am from Heidelberg. Last week i go for a short trip to New York and during the flight i saw the film julie and julia. I heard from it bevor but never want to see it. ( Sorry about my English).
It was fantastic. I saw it two times.....the man who sits next to me couldnt believe it.
Next day - fith avenue New York - Barnes and Nobles...there it was!!!! The cooking book of Julia. I bought it!!!
I would thank you for your project. Till now i think i couldnt cook. only spaghetti and so on. But now Im very interesting in all this things and this christmas we have a special meal. I promise.
Thanks a lot for give me so much more fun in my kitchen.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

Dear Julie,

my name ist Katja. I am from Heidelberg. Last week i go for a short trip to New York and during the flight i saw the film julie and julia. I heard from it bevor but never want to see it. ( Sorry about my English).
It was fantastic. I saw it two times.....the man who sits next to me couldnt believe it.
Next day - fith avenue New York - Barnes and Nobles...there it was!!!! The cooking book of Julia. I bought it!!!
I would thank you for your project. Till now i think i couldnt cook. only spaghetti and so on. But now Im very interesting in all this things and this christmas we have a special meal. I promise.
Thanks a lot for give me so much more fun in my kitchen.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

Hi. Julie......i forgot something....if you ever want to come to good old house is always open for you. Just e-mail......

9:08 AM  
Blogger Homer99 said...

Wow!I just saw the movie!
Your great Julie!
I can't wait to read your book!


9:34 AM  
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7:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Julie, Here's Leo, from Brazil, I just watched your movie, and I loved it. I'm 24 and pretty lost about who I am... And your history is kinda helping me out to get myself back or even giving me a chance to know myself, if you know what I'm saying... You are a great woman, and showed that in different way. I'll keep hitting your blog every week. And using it to get strong to "write" my own path.
I know my English is not great, but I'm doing my best. I hope you can understand everything.
I'd love to meet you guys someday. If you have ever thought in traveling to South America, you must think Florianópolis (it's the city) Santa Catarina (the state). It's in south of Brazil, an island and I would say we have 42 of the most beautiful beaches from the south of the country.
"Stop talking"
I don't even know i you spend any time checking the comments out... but anyways Congrats... You're amazing... Thanks for sharing me your life.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just wondering as i watch the movie, J & J. I have cooked all my life and have endless cookbooks and magazines. When i met my Gf, i found she had a passion for making people happy. So i knew in my heart she would perfect for cooking or chef. She is one now. S i can see now where you come from when you tried to cook from J cookbook. But for my part i would say i lean towards French cooking as the greatest of all. Larousse is another perfect example. Anyway, while searching the website, i found no website dedicated to Julie Child at all. Just wondering why no one as tried to make a website in her honor. Anyway, i can be reached at my email.
Another one if my favs cook is the Roux Brothers from UK. Check them. Happy Cooking!! Keith D. / Hong Kong

11:27 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just wondering as i watch the movie, J & J. I have cooked all my life and have endless cookbooks and magazines. When i met my Gf, i found she had a passion for making people happy. So i knew in my heart she would perfect for cooking or chef. She is one now. S i can see now where you come from when you tried to cook from J cookbook. But for my part i would say i lean towards French cooking as the greatest of all. Larousse is another perfect example. Anyway, while searching the website, i found no website dedicated to Julie Child at all. Just wondering why no one as tried to make a website in her honor. Anyway, i can be reached at my email.
Another one if my favs cook is the Roux Brothers from UK. Check them. Happy Cooking!!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Afonso Carvalho said...

I've just read an interview published in Epoca newsmagazine here in Brazil,about the movies Julia and Julie. I hope your courage can be followed by millions of women who lives an ordinary life around the world.
Congratulations for everything you have gotten till today.
Afonso Carvalho - Bahia State -Brazil

9:13 AM  
Blogger kassy said...

Hi Julie,

I am truly touched and driven by the movie which was shown just recently and I couldn't grasp on the right words to say...

Hurriedly sat myself out from the front row after the movie, searched through "Julie Powell" to see, if its real and if by any chance I can directly write to you.

Truly, there is a You and here you are, blogging through cyberspace and sharing your thoughts endlessly.

I will be having my job interview tom as a College Lecturer tom (err.. later in a few hours and I've yet to sleep but I have to finish the movie, I won't forgive myself either if I dont get to write you) and hoping that I, do, too will be able to inspire as much as you were inspired by Julia.

There are much more that I would want to say but I guess, I'd have to write you a personal email not a comment note.

Read from you, soon!


10:04 AM  
Blogger kassy said...

and oh, btw.. its amazing to be a mentor :) those college kids will and is going to love you.


10:05 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hy Julia,
I read You're 36 years old... like me !!! wow :-)
I want just to tell you that I've seen the movie like the other milion of person and fans , and now.... I'm reading the book ... It's very interesting... expecially for me... italian girl who loves cooking since I've been 12 Years old :-)
I hope to have the opportuity to enjoy with you and all your fans the wonderful word of the kitchen

1:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

no idea what you should talk about but just wanted to say I have nearly finished your book and think it is SO much better than the film which now seems pretty tepid by comparison. You are a much more vivid and alive in the book, and having read an article in one of our Sunday magazines about your butchering escapades I look forward to reading the next one. Thank you from rainy Bristol, UK.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Marine said...

Hello! Okay so... Let's get started... My name is Marine, i'm 21 and i'm french.
Last night I've seen the movie based upon your book, and wow! It's a very very great movie, and I'm feeling so happy and so proud of you, of your story, of all of what you've doing! In my mind what's happens to you is very wonderfull, and I love this movie, and I really wan't to read your book. If only you know how much I was so happy while i was watching this movie... your story... I don't know what to say to explain to you my joy, my feelings, and what I'm thinking about you and what you did! It's not easy to me to speak in english. Like you every years ago, I hope to become a writer too... I love writing since my childhood... When I was watching this movie I was thinking about me...because i've had a blog to write stories, my ideas... I just want to become like you, you're the woman that I just want to be... I know that I'll never meet you and so i just want to tell you just thank you Julie, it's because of you if now i'm feeling so happy and so enjoy...

Big Kiss to you and Eric.


PS : I'm very very sorry if my english is'nt good...

5:34 PM  
Blogger keeteekaht said...

I just watched the movie. It's amazing! Well Julie, you're just so inspirational. I didn't know how I could send my message across, so I just tried your blog. Well I'm just so happy 'cause I lost my laptop to the big flood (Ondoy) last September (I'm from Manila, Philippines). And I just got a new one and am trying my internet here at home. I decided to try looking for your name and I found this blogsite. I also have a blogsite of my own and you inspired me more that even if no one will read my blog, it's ok just as long as I have something to write about 'cause I have thoughts too. And now that I am actually reading your blogs, I feel closer to you, maybe almost similar to how you felt while reading or watching Julia Child, I don't know. It's really so hard to explain how elated I am to be reading your blogs...

5:27 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Hi Julie!

I tried really hard (for like, 10 minutes) to find some sort of email address for you, but failing that I guess I'll say this in front of everyone.

I'm about halfway through "Cleaving," and you've already alluded to the expectation of some unfriendly response letters. (Perhaps primarily from vegetarians, but also for that other thing.) So I wanted to elbow in there with an early friendly one.

This book is fucking brave. Thanks for giving voice to... "un-traditional relationships," to grossly simplify and intentionally vague-ify the matter.

Can't write more now. Must read more now.

Cheers. - Pamela

7:40 PM  
Blogger Blogmeninaarteira said...

ola Julie, vi o filme da sua historia e fiquei emocionada, vou ler seu livro agora e depois comento sobre ele. sou brasileira, dona de casa e artesã.

5:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just wanted to say a sincere "Thankyou very much Julie Powell!!!!", not just from me but from our little family. We just ate our Thanksgiving dinner and you were included in our blessing. Then we tucked in to Boeuf Bourguignon, broccoli, carrots, salad and homemade bread...all made in our time share room...the only thing we brought was our Le Creuset cooker. It was great! You have inspired me to start a blog which supports my own business and it has been incredibly and unexpectedly successful. So Thank You Julie Powell...thankyou and have a blessed holiday season! xox mary ellen langieri

2:23 PM  
Blogger Lainie Marie said...


Can I just say...if not for you, I would not have purchased MtAoFC. And I would not have had the most amazing Thanksgiving EVER. Duck a l'orange. Wow. It was orgasmic. It's too late now, but next time you're invited to talk, talk about how so many of us have rediscovered or discovered for the first time, something beautiful.

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Blogger luvmyjava said...

I'm sure you did a fine job on your lecture-- I'm sure that what ever you decided to talk about was entertaining and enlightening to your audience

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Blogger Ana Bárbara Elias said...

Dear Julie, I am from Brazil and I saw "Julie & Julia", the movie, yesterday night. I am very happy. How beautiful was that!! I don't have words to describe my feelings. I am in love for food and making food! Thank you!

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Blogger Adila said...

Hello there. I just watched the movie Julie and Julia. And thanks to the internet, I get to say hello to the person that wrote the story. (Even if I am the comment you skip reading because it is irrelevant to the post)

Even so, I think it's wonderful and amazing and I think it's so much fun. And in the adoration of a fan I can't say much that others haven't said before but even so, I'd like to have a say just because it's my sincere words to you: You are inspiring, just as Julia Child was inspiring. And one day I hope to be just like you.


7:32 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey..this I am sure is a really dumb question...but I just finished reading Julie/Julia and am confused. Did you make apple aspic? Was the flashback just beating yourself up because you didn't make it with the other aspics???? When did you finally do it? Thanks ...Leslie Howard Madison Wi

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you!!

I saw your movie yesterday and loved it! i'm thinking of buying your book and Julia's also.

I'm very bad at cooking. Poor of my boyfriend when we marry... hehehe

You are an inspiration!

Lots of kisses and more success to you! :)

8:46 AM  
Blogger Ökotussi said...

Hi Julie,

i write you from germany, so please excuse my bad english:-)
You und the film Julie&Julia inspired me to write an own blog about cooking. I hope, you have time to have a look on it:

Greetz from Essen, Germany

11:28 AM  
Blogger FlacoBob said...

...thanks for bringing us some great ideas, and who doesn't like to cook? I am an older Peace Corps Volunteer with lots of great memories that I want to share with my family and in Panama or home in Oregon or Southern California. Going to Panama City in the morning to buy a hard copy of your "project" as you have opened a few doors for me...thanks! Bob
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7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,

My name is Aishah. A Malaysian who currently staying in Bangkok with my husband. Your blog is GREAT!!!. Started blogging right after watching Julia & Julie. Googling on where can i purchase Julia Child cook book.

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Blogger MDJ said...

ایول عجب فیلم باحالی بود
ولی هیچی غذا ایرانی نمیشه : D

6:59 AM  
Blogger Julie Bakar said...

Hey Julie, I'm from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.. After i watch the Julie/Julia movie..looks like we have some comman intrest..FOOD..hehehe So hope to hear from you soon.

P/S i start writing my own blog.. about food i eat..and how i cook too

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Blogger Julie Bakar said...

I love Julie&Julia Movie..and i bought the book too.

Care to visit my biginner's blog..

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Blogger Blog Oficial do João Pedro Roriz said...

Hello, I a brazilian's writer, and here in Brazil, your film is a complit sucess! I whatch today! Congratulations... Amy Adams is a love girl and a great artist, like you! In my blog I wrote a text by this actris... so, if you want read, acess (in portuguese).
Their you have informations for my books too and my biografy.

Sorry for the bad english and congratulations again for your work!! Sucess for you!!

9:16 PM  
Blogger Samu said...

Hello! My name is Samu. I live in Hungary. This is a little country in the middle europe. I read your book, and i loved it! Thank you for this experience

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Blogger Unknown said...

hello my name is mama...i,m from North East India....i've read some of ur's really interesting.. also i really love the movie Julie N's one of my fav,...keep up the good

12:43 PM  
Blogger Camila Vedoveto said...

I just saw your movie (the one based on the book,here in Brazil,I must be specific because i am not sure how many of them are).Amazing story,lovely ,lovely,yes i want to read your book now!!!
Please I cant believe she truly hates you,thats impossible you are lovely ^^
Take care i am going to visit here you from now on ^^

6:13 PM  
Blogger Living my 40s said...

hello, yesterday my mom and i saw the movie, what i can i say my mom is so happy, its a lady 65 years old and now she is very inspired to finish to collect the recipes in my family, and for me i want to take lessons with my mother and learn the secrets from my mom, but this is a project we had 1 year delay, we are from monterrey nuevo leon mexico and i cant decide what recipe its better from my mom, last week she cooked a chocolat tamal and all-bran tamal and was celestial, now she wants to buy the book from julie child we are seek the in spanish languaje print and my mom, she doesnt understood english but she wants to read your blog, i never saw julie child tv programs im 38 years old, and now i want the dvds someone know if exist dvds from julie child..
so, thanks, thanks for share you life with us, and everyone else to share comments its very nice know so many people connect throw food..

12:12 PM  
Blogger Living my 40s said...

ah julie, if the people goes to the lecturer is because in some way identify with you or your life experience, with the food, just read the comments 164 until today, all talk about: "seems like me like my life", "oh saw me in this movie", "goals in delay" "something nice for me to do" and of course all love the food...

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Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Julie,
I'm writing from Milan (Italy).I watched the film Julie & Julia, it's fantastic.
I have recognized myself in this film: also I have a blog of cooking.
I'm looking for the book "Mastering art of french cooking" in italian language; do you think that exist?
Bye bye and happy new year


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Just saw your movie.. Just one word.. AWESOME! Women like you make women proud to be women!!

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Just saw your movie.. Just one word.. AWESOME! Women like you make women proud to be women!!

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