Julie and Julia

My Year of Cooking Dangerously
By Julie Powell (Trade Paperback, 2006)
Now in paperback-the format in which it's destined to become a reading group favorite-the most heralded and hilarious memoir of recent years:

Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell reclaims her life by cooking every single recipe in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the span of one year. It's a hysterical, inconceivable redemptive journey - life rediscovered through aspics, calves' brains and creme brulee.

The bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer) is now a major motion picture directed by Nora Ephron, starring Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia, the film Julie & Julia will be released by Sony Pictures on August 7, 2009.

Now in paperback-the format in which it's destined to become a reading group favorite-the most heralded and hilarious memoir of recent years:

Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell reclaims her life by cooking every single recipe in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the span of one year. It's a hysterical, inconceivable redemptive journey - life rediscovered through aspics, calves' brains and creme brulee.

The bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer) is now a major motion picture directed by Nora Ephron, starring Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia, the film Julie & Julia will be released by Sony Pictures on August 7, 2009.

After spending a long, long time working as a temp, Julie Powell no writes in her pajamas in Long Island City, Queens, where she shares a "loft" apartment with her husband Eric; their dog, Robert; their cats, Maxine, Lumi, and Cooper; and their snake, Zuzu Marlene.

  • Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

  • 1.  HARDCOVER BESTSELLER: JULIE & JULIA hit the New York Times extended list, and was a San Francisco Chronicle, Cincinnati Inquirer, Publishers Weekly, and Book Sense bestseller.

    2.  TREMENDOUS COVERAGE: Powell appeared on Good Morning America and also cooked Julia Child's famous boeuf bourguignon with Martha Stewart on Martha. The hardcover was a Time "Critic's Choice," a Borders Original Voice pick, and is a finalist for Borders Original Voices Nonfiction Book of the Year.

    3.  MOVIE RIGHTS: Film rights have been sold to Sony.

    4.  GREAT, PROMOTABLE PERSONALITY: Julie Powell wowed audiences on her 5-city tour.

    5.  OUTSTANDING REVIEWS & MEDIA COVERAGE:


    Also available as a Time Warner AudioBook and as an eBook.

  • "Hilarious and ferociously articulate.  Powell wrote candidly and vividly about her antic adventures with Child's recipes...  But perhaps more importantly, she wrote about food in a rich and raucous context, about putting pot-au-feu on the table through plumbing crises and existential desperation; about both Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom and the difficulties of finding marrow bones."
      -Entertainment Weekly

    "Bracingly original, JULIE & JULIA is clearly the work of a writer who has reclaimed her soul."  -People

    "Powell is not a domestic goddess; she's emphatically, unembarrassedly a domestic mortal.  But she is also a genuinely gifted thinker and writer about food."  -Time

    "You don't have to like cooking or French food to enjoy the zippiness of Ms. Powell's prose or to admire the purpose of her project....And she really did change her life.  Now she's a writer.  A good one."
      -The Wall Street Journal

Product Details

Julie and Julia
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316013260
  • On Sale Date: 09/07/2006
Julie and Julia