Cleaving by Julie Powell
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Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do--until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, Cleaving.
"How on earth could New York recipe nut Julie Powell top the triumph of her first book, Julie and Julia ....The answer is, of course, that she couldnt. But she has had a jolly good stab at it literally. .... Powell's book is highly readable, but there is something about it that doesnt quite hang together. ... Ultimately, Powell is saved by her beautiful writing, effortlessly filling pages with virtuoso descriptions of animal slaughter and human travail. .... Still. I can't help feeling her eyes might have been slightly bigger than her stomach on this one." - The Sunday Times (UK)
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Julie Powell Author Biography
Julie Powell was born and raised in Austin, Texas. A theater and fiction-writing major, she moved to New York with her husband-to-be Eric and worked temp jobs for seven years. She started a blog - The Julie/Julia Project - that became a best-selling book and later a film staring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Her second book, Cleaving was published in 2009.
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